Japan Retail Sales YoY  1971-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail sales in Japan rose 1.9 percent year-on-year in July of 2017 compared to an upwardly revised 2.2 percent gain in June and above market estimates of a 1.0 percent rise. Sales increased at a slower rate for most categories: textiles, clothing & accessories (3.5 percent from 5.3 percent); motor vehicles (6.6 percent from 8.7 percent); fuel (3.8 percent from 4.6 percent); medicine & toiletries (5 percent from 5.4 percent); and "others" (0.2 percent from 1 percent). In addition, sales contracted further for department stores & supermarkets (-1.6 percent from -0.8 percent). Meanwhile sales rebounded for machinery & equipment (+4.3 percent from -2.4 percent in June) and non-store retailers (0.8 percent from -1.9 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales rose at a 3-month high of 1.1 percent, after rising 0.2 percent in June. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.66 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
2017-06-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 2.0% 3.2% 2.6% 2.1%
2017-07-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 2.1% 2.1% 2.3% 2.2%
2017-08-29 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.9% 2.2% 1% 1.5%
2017-09-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.9% 2.1%
2017-10-30 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 2.09%
2017-11-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 2.09%


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 43.30 43.80 50.80 27.50 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.10 0.20 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.90 2.20 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending -0.20 2.30 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 301186.40 298707.20 306818.40 159124.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 480.88 593.99 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 29.80 42.10 49.70 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 0.95 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 62.50 62.20 74.40 20.70 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.19 1.19 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 334522.00 246374.00 415556.00 221292.00 JPY Billion [+]


Japan Retail Sales YoY Notes

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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.90 2.20 36.50 -14.30 1971 - 2017 percent Monthly