TOKYO, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Japan logged a current account surplus in June marking the 36th successive month of black ink, the finance ministry said in a preliminary report on Tuesday.
According to the ministry, the current account surplus in the recording month stood at 934.6 billion yen (8.43 billion U.S. dollars).
Within the key components comprising the current account, goods trade booked a surplus of 518.5 billion yen, the ministry said.
Japan's current account surplus is one of the the broadest measure of its trade with the rest of the world.
The data is keenly eyed by the Bank of Japan and the Finance Ministry ahead of new potential policy changes or monetary easing or tapering measures.