Exports increased 6.4 percent in January to 4.79 trillion yen, compared to a 5.8 percent fall in the previous month.
Exports to China climbed 3 percent year-over-year to 762.9 billion yen, and exports to the Asia region increased 8.4 percent to 2.5 trillion yen. Exports to the United States rose 10.9 percent year-over-year to 839.8 billion yen, while exports to the European Union fell 4.5 percent to 508.1 billion yen.
Imports climbed 7.3 percent year-over-year to 6.43 trillion yen, compared to a 1.9 percent increase in the previous month.
Imports from China rose 6.5 percent year-over-year to 581.6 billion yen, and imports from Asia jumped 6.1 percent to 2.9 trillion yen.Imports from the United States added 5.8 percent year-over-year to 521.1 billion yen. Imports from the European Union increased 9.5 percent to 581.6 billion yen.