Japan Retail Sales MoM

Retail Sales in Japan decreased 1.30 percent in February of 2014 over the previous month. Retail Sales MoM in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Retail Sales MoM in Japan averaged 0.15 Percent from 2010 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 4.10 Percent in April of 2011 and a record low of -7.60 Percent in March of 2011. In Japan, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Japan, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy. This page provides - Japan Retail Sales MoM - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
-1.30 2.20 4.10 -7.60 0.70 | 2014/03 2010 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Japan Retail Sales MoM
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-10-28 11:50 PM Japan
Retail Sales MoM
Sep 2013 1.8% 0.9% 0.4% -0.54%
2013-11-27 11:50 PM Japan
Retail Sales MoM
Oct 2013 -1% 1.8% -1.59%
2013-12-26 11:50 PM Japan
Retail Sales MoM
Nov 2013 1.9% -1% -0.83%
2014-01-29 11:50 PM Japan
Retail Sales MoM
Dec 2013 0.8% 1.9% 0.9%
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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 3.62 2014-02-15 4.35 36.52 -14.32 5.50 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
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Retail Sales MoM | Notes
The Retail Sales report is an aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a certain period. Usually, the Retail sales report is based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. Generally, the retail sales report not only captures store sales, catalogue sales and other out of store sales but also breaks down sales figures into groups like food and beverages, clothing, and autos. The Retail sales report is one of the timeliest economic reports, providing data that is only a few weeks old. The most popular measure of retail sales is month over month, where the volume of retail sales in certain month is compared to the previous month. However, some countries prefer the year over year measure where the certain month is compared to the same month a year ago thus accounting for seasonality and other oscillations in retail sales data.


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