Japan’s imports and exports inflate energy costs and cheap yen | app

TOKYO (AP) — Japan posted a trade deficit for the 14th consecutive month, government data showed Thursday, with exports and imports hitting record highs as the yen’s falling value added to soaring costs. imported energy, food and other goods.

Imports totaled 10.9 trillion yen ($72.7 billion) in September, according to the Ministry of Finance, up nearly 46% from the same month a year ago due to higher prices. oil and gas costs.

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