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

Retail sales in Japan rose 3.2 percent year-on-year in April of 2017 from a 2.1 percent gain in March and beating market estimates of a 2.3 percent rise. It was the sixth straight month of increase in retail sales and the fastest since April 2015, as sales went up for most categories: petroleum products (11.9 percent from 15.0 percent in a month earlier), motor vehicles (6.0 percent from 8.6 percent), food and beverages (1.5 percent from 0.2 percent), machinery and equipment (4.1 percent from 4.6 percent), pharmaceuticals and cosmetics (5.3 percent from 3.2 percent) and textile, clothing and personal belongings (6.0 percent from -4.3 percent). In contrast, sales for commodities fell 0.2 percent (from -3.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 1.4 percent, following a 0.2 percent gain in the prior month. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.67 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 Forecast (i)
2017-03-28 11:50 PM Feb 0.1% 1% 0.5% 0.7%
2017-04-27 11:50 PM Mar 2.1% 0.1% 1.5% 1%
2017-05-29 11:50 PM Apr 3.2% 2.1% 2.3% 1.1%
2017-06-28 11:50 PM May 3.2% 2.6% 2.1%
2017-07-30 11:50 PM Jun 2.05%
2017-08-29 11:50 PM Jul 2.08%




Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 43.60 43.20 50.80 27.40 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.40 0.20 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.20 2.10 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending -1.40 -1.30 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 297894.70 297055.70 306822.20 159124.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 384.30 363.02 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 8.20 3.80 49.70 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 0.95 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 1.20 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 246374.00 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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.20 2.10 36.50 -14.30 1971 - 2017 percent Monthly