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

Retail sales in Japan increased 3.6 percent year-on-year in December of 2017, after a downwardly revised 2.1 percent gain in the previous month. The figure surpassed consensus expectations of a 2.1 percent climb and was the highest growth rate since April of 2015. Sales grew at a faster pace for: fabrics apparel & accessories (6.1 percent vs 4.6 percent in November), food & beverages (2.4 percent vs 0.1 percent), motor vehicles (7.8 percent vs 4.3 percent), machinery & equipment (8.8 percent vs 8.5 percent), and fuel (12.1 percent vs 11.3 percent). In contrast, sales grew at a softer pace for: medicine & toiletry (1.9 percent vs 2.5 percent) and general merchandise (0.1 percent vs 0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales grew 0.9 percent after a 1.8 percent jump 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
2017-11-28 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 3.6% 2.1% 2.1% 1.6%
2018-02-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 3.6% 1.8% 2.45%
2018-03-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 2.38%
2018-04-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 2.54%


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 44.70 44.70 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.90 1.80 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.60 2.10 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending -0.10 1.70 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 300399.10 298992.50 305796.10 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 783.05 361.29 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 50.10 11.90 50.10 -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 1.33 1.26 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 2.10 36.50 -14.30 1971 - 2017 percent Monthly




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