MNI BRIEF: BOJ Aug Real Export Index Drops 6.1% M/M
The Bank of Japan's real export index calculated using Ministry of Finance trade data fell 6.1% m/m in August, the first drop in three months following a revised 1.4% rise in July, data released by the BOJ showed on Wednesday.
The figures were calculated by MNI based on BOJ data and confirmed by bank officials. The BOJ will release details of the index on Monday.
The average of the index in the July and August period rose 0.3% from an average of the index in the second quarter.