Trade balance

In this June 18, 2018, photo, container ship is docked at a port in Tokyo. Japan’s trade surplus jumped 66 percent year-on-year in June on strong growth in shipments to China and other Asian countries, though exports and imports with the U.S. weakened. Preliminary data released Thursday, July 19,2018, by the Finance Ministry showed exports rose 6.7 percent in June from a year earlier to 7.1 trillion yen ($62 billion) on strong demand for machinery, food, metals and computers. Imports climbed 2.5 percent to 6.3 trillion yen ($66 billion). The resulting 721.4 billion yen ($6.4 billion) surplus compared with a surplus of 433 billion yen a year earlier. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 19, 2018 - 12:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade surplus jumped 66 percent year-on-year in June on strong growth in shipments to China and other Asian countries, though exports and imports with the U.S. weakened. Preliminary data released Thursday by the Finance Ministry showed exports rose 6.7 percent in June from a...
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FILE- In this June, 19, 2018, file photo, an Evergreen Line refrigerated container is lifted by a ship to shore crane onto the container ship Ever Linking at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The U.S. trade deficit dropped in May to the lowest level in 19 months as U.S. exports rose to a record level. But the trade gap between the United States and China increased sharply, underscoring the economic tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
July 06, 2018 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit dropped in May to the lowest level in 19 months as U.S. exports rose to a record level. But the trade gap between the United States and China increased sharply, underscoring the economic tensions between the world's two biggest economies. The Commerce...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2018 file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. China has accused the United States on Thursday, June 21, 2018, of using pressure tactics and blackmail in threatening to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports. (Chinatopix via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 3:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday accused the United States of using bullying tactics and blackmail in threatening to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports, ramping up criticism that the measures levied in the name of balancing trade would harm both countries'...
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June 19, 2018 - 4:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — China warned Tuesday it will retaliate against President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat, fueling fears their escalating dispute could harm global trade and economic growth. The Commerce Ministry criticized Trump's order to prepare tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods as...
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Women interact near a robot designed by Chinese robotics company Pangolin at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia 2018 in Shanghai, China on Friday, June 15, 2018. President Donald Trump is hiking the price of Chinese-made forklift trucks and X-ray machines for American buyers. They are part of a $50 billion list of Chinese exports targeted for a 25 percent tariff hike in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
June 16, 2018 - 5:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey. The government said it was responding in "equal scale" to Trump's tariff hike on Chinese...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner with the first ladies at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Trump is closing in on a decision to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as June 15, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump has long vowed to fulfill his campaign pledge to clamp down on what he considers unfair Chinese trading practices. But his calls for about $50 billion in tariffs could complicate his efforts to maintain China's support in his negotiations with North Korea. (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP, File)
June 14, 2018 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump has long...
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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 photo, a worker assembles air conditioner's components next to the robot arms at a factory in Suixi county in central China's Anhui province. China's politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States widened in May from a year earlier while its global trade gap shrank as imports accelerated. The latest reading on trade comes amid U.S. pressure on Beijing over its trade surplus and technology policy. (Chinatopix via AP)
June 08, 2018 - 4:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's political sensitive trade surplus with the United States widened in May from a year earlier, while its total global surplus shrank as imports accelerated. Imports rose 26 percent from a year ago to $187.9 billion, up from April's 21.5 percent growth, customs data showed...
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In this April 12, 2018, photo, a visitor watches a Chinese company displaying a Chinese-made industrial robot demonstration on processing soybean at the International soybean exhibition in Shanghai. China says it will narrow its trade surplus with the United States but rejects pressure to change technology development tactics seen as a path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader. Beijing highlighted the sensitivity of the issue with its threat to scrap deals aimed at settling a sprawling trade dispute with Washington if President Donald Trump's threatened tariff hike on $50 billion of Chinese technology goes ahead. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 04, 2018 - 4:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — Narrow our trade surplus with the United States? No problem, say Chinese negotiators. But change technology tactics that are China's path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader? Absolutely not. China highlighted the sensitivity of the issue with its threat Sunday to...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives to the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to attend a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing, Sunday, June 3, 2018. U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross is in Beijing for talks on China's promise to buy more American goods after Washington ratcheted up tensions with a new threat of tariff hikes on Chinese high-tech exports. ( (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)
June 03, 2018 - 4:38 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on trade talks between the U.S. and China (all times local): 2:05 p.m. China has warned any agreements with Washington in their talks on settling a sprawling trade dispute "will not take effect" if threatened U.S. sanctions including tariff hikes go ahead. The statement...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, second from left, and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, arrive to attend a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Sunday, June 3, 2018. U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross is in Beijing for talks on China's promise to buy more American goods after Washington ratcheted up tensions with a new threat of tariff hikes on Chinese high-tech exports. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)
June 03, 2018 - 8:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — China warned Sunday after another round of talks on a sprawling trade dispute with Washington that any deals they produce "will not take effect" if President Donald Trump's threatened tariff hike on Chinese goods goes ahead. The warning came after delegations led by U.S. Commerce...
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