Japan posted a trade surplus of JPY 383.18 billion in June 2021, reversing from a deficit of JPY 290.95 billion in the same a year earlier and compared with market consensus of JPY 460 billion. Exports jumped 48.6 percent year-on-year to JPY 7,221 billion while imports rose at a softer 32.7 percent to JPY 6,838 billion. Considering the first six months of the year, the country registered a trade gap of JPY 613.51 billion, down sharply from a deficit of JPY 1,486 billion in the same period of 2020.