TOKYO, July 20 (Reuters) - Japan’s exports plunged 26.2% in June from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance (MOF) data showed on Monday.
The fall compared with a 24.9% decline expected by economists in a Reuters poll. It followed a 28.3% fall in May, which was the biggest annual decline since September 2009.
Imports fell 14.4% in the year to June, versus the median estimate for a 16.8% decrease.
The trade balance came to a deficit of 268.8 billion yen ($2.51 billion), versus the median estimate for a 35.8 billion yen shortfall.
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here ($1 = 107.0600 yen) (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)