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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Japan Exports Decline 27%

by Calculated Risk on 12/21/2008 09:01:00 PM

From Bloomberg: Japan Exports Plunge Record 27% as Recession Deepens

Japan’s exports plunged the most on record in November as global demand for cars and electronics collapsed ... Exports fell 26.7 percent from a year earlier ...
And this isn't just because of exports to the U.S. or Europe:
Exports to Asia fell 27 percent, the most since 1986, after the first decline in six years in October. Shipments to China, Japan’s largest trading partner, fell 25 percent, the steepest drop in 13 years.
This looks like a worldwide recession including China (see: Forecaster: Negative Q4 GDP in China)