Japan Consumer Spending

Consumer Spending in Japan increased to 315031 JPY Billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 313833.40 JPY Billion in the third quarter of 2013. Consumer Spending in Japan is reported by the Cabinet Office, Japan. Consumer Spending in Japan averaged 285670.93 JPY Billion from 1994 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 315031 JPY Billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 and a record low of 257406.10 JPY Billion in the second quarter of 1994. This page provides - Japan Consumer Spending - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
315031.00 313833.40 315031.00 257406.10 316576.55 | 2014/03 1994 - 2013 JPY Billion Quarterly
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Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Bank Lending Rate 1.20 2014-04-30 1.20 9.90 1.15 1.19 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
Consumer Spending 315031.00 2013-11-15 313833.40 315031.00 257406.10 316576.55 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 398.28 2014-02-15 358.40 1079.95 35.37 364.94 2014-03-31 Thousands JPY [+]
Household Spending -2.50 2014-02-15 1.10 5.30 -8.20 1.23 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Personal Savings 16.10 2014-02-15 2.80 48.30 -9.90 5.01 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Consumer Confidence 37.50 2014-03-31 38.30 50.80 27.40 37.21 2014-04-30 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.30 2014-02-28 2.20 4.10 -7.60 0.70 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.65 2014-02-15 4.35 36.52 -14.32 5.50 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
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Consumer Spending | Notes
Consumer spending, also called consumer consumption or expenditure, is the amount of money that households spend on goods and services in order to satisfy their needs. It is very important measure to check the health of the economy. For example, when the consumer spending is declining it means that the economy is not performing very well. In times of recession governments try to boost consumer spending artificially by expanding tax cuts and money handouts. As a result, households are spending more thus stimulating production and employment.


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