TOKYO – Japan’s automotive trade grew 13% in 2013 on the strength of surging exports to the U.S. With the dollar regaining more than one-fourth of its pre-recession value, trade in autos and parts grew to ¥15.67 trillion ($152.9 billion) including ¥13.9 trillion ($135.5 billion ) in exports, 75% cars and trucks, and ¥1,783.2 billion ($17.4 billion) in imports, 61% mostly cars. Japan’s surplus grew to ¥12.1 trillion ($118.1 billion), up from ¥10.0 ...

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