The growth of Japan's GDP in the second quarter, according to final estimates, made up 0.2% against the growth rate of 0.5% in the first quarter, according to the government data. The index was better than expected by analysts polled by Reuters, who had expected a zero growth. The preliminary assessment of the indicator was also on the ground level. In annual terms, GDP showed an increase of 0.7% in April-June which is well above experts’ forecasts. The growth of private consumption, which accounts for 60% of Japan's GDP, was 0.2%. Exports fell by 1.5% quarter on quarter, while imports by 0.4%.

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