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Japan's Feb exports jump 11.3 per cent

dpa logodpa 22/03/2017

Japan's exports rose by 11.3 per cent to 6.3 trillion yen ($A74.2 billion) in February.

Japan's exports to China rose sharply in February, contributing to an 11.3 per cent increase to 6.3 trillion yen ($A74.2 billion) in overall shipments.

Exports rose for the third straight month, the Finance Ministry said in a preliminary report on Wednesday.

Japan's shipments to China, the country's largest trading partner, jumped 28.2 per cent year-on-year to 1.2 trillion yen, with exports of scientific and optical instruments growing 48.6 per cent and those of car parts up 55.1 per cent, the ministry said.

Exports to the United States edged up 0.4 per cent to 1.2 trillion yen for the first rise in two months.

Japan's overall imports grew 1.2 per cent to 5.5 trillion yen, which resulted in a trade surplus of 813.4 billion yen.

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