Table 7: Yen-Dollar Exchange Rate Used to Convert
Customs Clearance Trade Data, 1995-1999

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Exports

Imports

1995

Average*

¥94.00

¥94.02

1996

Average**

108.68

108.65

1997

Average

120.99

120.99

1998

Average

130.91

130.91

1999

Average

113.91

113.91

1998

January

129.45

129.45

February

126.00

126.00

March

128.69

128.69

April**

131.67

131.67

May

135.00

135.00

June

140.57

140.57

July

140.73

140.73

August

144.65

144.65

September

134.59

134.59

October

121.30

121.30

November

120.58

120.58

December

117.62

117.62

1999

January

113.18

113.18

February

116.66

116.66

March

119.78

119.78

April

119.81

119.81

May

122.11

122.11

June

120.90

120.90

July

119.86

119.86

August

113.40

113.40

September

107.57

107.57

October

105.97

105.97

November

104.96

104.96

December

102.68

102.68

*Reflects the exchange rate that prevailed at the time export or import contracts were signed.

** The Ministry of Finance ceased releasing customs-clearance trade data in dollars after March 1996. Beginning with April 1996, the exchange rate given is the average central rate on the Tokyo interbank market for the relevant period.

Source: Ministry of Finance

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