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     TOKYO (MNI) - The following are the median forecasts for the key Japanese
data due in this week provided by economists surveyed by MNI.
Date           JST/GMT           Data   Month   Median            Previous
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Wed, Sep 20  0850/2350        Exports     Aug     14.7    % y/y       13.4
Wed, Sep 20  0850/2350        Imports     Aug     11.7    % y/y       16.3
Wed, Sep 20  0850/2350  Trade Balance     Aug    101.3  bln yen      421.7
Trade Statistics Forecast
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                                          Exports   Imports  Trade Balance
                                            y/y %     y/y %      (bln yen)
Median Forecast                              14.7      11.7          101.3
High Forecast                                18.8      17.9          679.0
Low Forecast                                 11.3       7.2          -16.5
Previous Month                               13.4      16.3          421.7
Standard Deviation                            2.1       2.9          177.2
No. of Responses                               14        14             14
                                          Exports   Imports  Trade Balance
                                            y/y %     y/y %      (bln yen)
Mizuho Research Institute                    18.8      17.9            7.3
Japan Research Institute                     16.8      15.8           16.6
Barclays Securities                          16.6      10.3           30.1
NLI Research Institute                       16.0      13.2          108.7
SMBC Nikko Securities                        15.2      12.7           93.9
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute             15.0      13.0           67.2
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities               14.7      11.8          120.0
Daiwa Institute of Research                  14.6      10.1          200.0
BNP Paribas                                  13.7       8.8          220.6
Norinchukin Research Institute               13.0      12.5          679.0
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management             13.0       7.2          270.0
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting       12.9      11.6           30.0
Nomura Securities                            12.1      11.6          -16.5
Hamagin Research Institute                   11.3       7.6          157.9
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: beijing@mni-news.com
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