Japan posted its first trade surplus in nearly three years in March as import bills fell owing to tumbling oil prices while the value of exports to North America soared, data showed Wednesday.
Japan's overall exports rose 8.5 percent while imports fell 14.5 percent, leaving a surplus of 229.3 billion yen ($1.9 billion), the first time its trade balance has been in the black since June 2012, the finance ministry said.
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