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

Retail sales in Japan rose by 0.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2018, after a downwardly revised 1.5 percent gain in the previous month while markets expected a 1.3 percent rise. Sales declined for: general merchandise (-2.6 percent vs -1.0 percent in April); fabrics, apparel & accessories (-4.1 percent vs -0.7 percent); and motor vehicles (-2.8 percent vs -0.6 percent). In contrast, sales expanded at a faster pace for food & beverages (+0.8 percent vs +0.6 percent) and fuel (+13.4 percent vs 10.9 percent). Meantime, sales of machinery expanded at a softer pace of 0.2 percent (vs +0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales declined 1.7 percent after climbing a downwardly revised 1.3 percent in the previous month. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.60 percent from 1971 until 2018, 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
2018-04-26 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.0% 1.7% 1.7% 1.7%
2018-05-29 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.6% 1% 1% 1.1%
2018-06-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 0.6% 1.5% 1.3% 1.4%
2018-07-29 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 0.6% 0.2%
2018-08-29 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 0.97%
2018-09-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 0.98%


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 43.70 43.80 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.70 1.30 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.60 1.50 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending -3.90 -1.30 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 299481.10 299736.10 305978.00 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 324.45 405.24 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 57.10 72.20 20.30 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.38 1.39 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 342789.00 337012.00 415556.00 221292.00 JPY Billion [+]


Japan Retail Sales

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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 1.50 36.50 -14.30 1971 - 2018 percent Monthly




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