Japan Retail Sales YoY 1971-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail sales in Japan increased 2.2 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, after a 0.2 percent drop in the previous month. The figure surpassed consensus expectations of a 1.2 percent gain. Sales grew at a faster pace for: fabrics apparel & accessories (4.4 percent vs 0.8 percent in October), motor vehicles (4.6 percent vs 3.4 percent), and fuel (11.4 percent vs 6.0 percent). Sales rebounded for: general merchandise (0.3 percent vs -2.0 percent), food & beverage (0.2 percent vs -1.7 percent), machinery & equipment (8.2 percent vs -0.9 percent), and non-store retail (0.3 percent vs -1.9 percent). Meantime, medicine & toiletry expanded at a softer pace of 2.5 percent after expanding 3.2 percent. On a monthly basis, retail sales grew 1.9 percent after edging down 0.1 percent in the previous month. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.63 percent from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 36.50 percent in January of 1979 and a record low of -14.30 percent in March of 1998.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-29 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 2.2% 1.8% 2.5% 2.4%
2017-11-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY -0.2% 2.3% -0.2% -0.1%
2017-12-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 2.2% -0.2% 1.2% 1%
2018-01-29 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 2.2% 1.2% 1.55%
2018-02-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.64%
2018-03-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.53%


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 44.70 44.90 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.90 -0.10 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.20 -0.20 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending 1.70 -0.30 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 299651.00 301106.60 305871.10 159124.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 361.29 415.63 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 11.90 19.30 49.70 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 57.40 57.60 74.40 20.70 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.26 1.25 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 332149.00 330872.00 415556.00 221292.00 JPY Billion [+]


Japan Retail Sales YoY

In Japan, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.20 -0.20 36.50 -14.30 1971 - 2017 percent Monthly




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