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

Retail sales in Japan edged down 0.2 percent year-on-year in October of 2017, after an upwardly revised 2.3 percent rise in the previous month. The figure matched market expectations and marked the first decline in a year. Contraction in sales was observed for: general merchandise (-2.0 percent vs +1.2 percent in September), food & beverages (-1.5 percent vs +0.6 percent), machinery & equipment (-0.9 percent vs +0.6 percent), and others (-3.4 percent vs +0.4 percent). Meanwhile, a lose of steam was observed in: fabrics, apparel & accessories (+0.5 percent vs +5.3 percent), motor vehicles (+3.2 percent vs +5.9 percent), and medicine & toiletry (+3.2 vs +5.7 percent). In contrast, the only category displaying further growth was fuel (+6.0 percent vs +4.9 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales remained unchanged following a 0.8 percent increase in the previous month. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.64 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
2017-09-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.7% 1.8% 2.6% 2.4%
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 -0.2% 2.08%
2018-01-29 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY
2018-02-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 44.90 44.50 50.80 27.50 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.00 0.80 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -0.20 2.30 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending 0.00 -0.30 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 299651.00 301106.60 305871.10 159124.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 415.63 358.53 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 19.30 11.20 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 1.25 1.20 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 330872.00 334522.00 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.20 2.30 36.50 -14.30 1971 - 2017 percent Monthly