Japan's current account surplus down to 501 bil. yen in April

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Japan's current account surplus shrank to 501.1 billion yen ($3.8 billion) in April, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.

Among key components, the country had a goods trade deficit of 688.4 billion yen and a services trade deficit of 965.3 billion yen, according to preliminary data released by the ministry.

Primary income, which reflects returns on overseas investments, posted a surplus of 2.4 trillion yen.