Japan logs current account surplus of 1.67 tril. yen in Aug.

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Japan logged a current account surplus of 1.67 trillion yen ($15 billion) in August, remaining in the black for the 86th straight month, the Finance Ministry said Friday.

Among key components, the country had a goods trade deficit of 372.4 billion yen and a services trade deficit of 195.0 billion yen, according to the ministry's preliminary report.

Primary income, which reflects returns on overseas investments, recorded a surplus of 2.43 trillion yen.