GCTL8.com (FocusAsia  Media Ltd

TOKYO, Dec 20 (FAM) – Exports from Japan to China decreased 0.3% from a year earlier to 947,556 tons in October, which registered the first year-on-year decline in three months, according to a report on container movement between the two Asian economies that was recently released by the Japan Maritime Center (JMC).

In terms of value, they fell 5.6% to \594.1 billion, which waned for the eighth consecutive month. Major underlying factors included downturns in major items—such as timber/lumber, pulps and waste paper; plastic products; and iron and steel.