Dow Jones Newswires: Japan’s exports notches 18th straight month of growth in August


Japan’s exports rose for the 18th consecutive month in August, driven by robust overseas demand for autos and mineral fuels, Ministry of Finance data showed Thursday.

Exports rose 22.1% in August from a year earlier. That compared with July’s 19% increase and was weaker than the 23.9% increase forecast by economists surveyed by data provider FactSet.

Exports to the U.S. led the growth, increasing 33.8%, mainly due to the strong demand for autos and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment.

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