Preliminary trade statistics released Monday, April 25 the Ministry of Finance (customs clearance basis), according to the trade balance from the value of exports minus value of imports, exports stagnated due east of the earthquake, with a significant deficit of 4637 billion Or. Deficit in three months, as in April 1980 was 31 years since the second oil crisis.
The sound of the earthquake cut off parts supply chain, manufacturing and automotive hitch, but the previous year, exports decreased by 12.5% in March (2.3 percent) decline from the widened. Meanwhile, imports increased mainly in energy, fell into the red. The Treasury Department, "is expected to stagnate due to limited production activities and electricity use in the future procurement of stagnation" (Customs Department), he said, showed a cautious approach to early recovery in exports.
震 災による部品供給網の寸断が響き、自動車などの生産が滞り、輸出額が前年同月比１２．５％減と３月（２．３％減）から落ち込み幅が拡大。一方、エネルギー 資源を中心に輸入が増加、赤字に転落した。財務省は「今後も部品調達の滞りや電力使用制限による生産活動の停滞が見込まれる」（関税局）と指摘、輸出の早 期回復に慎重な見方を示した。