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

Retail sales in Japan increased by 0.6 percent year-on-year in December 2016, following a 1.7 percent rise in the previous month and missing market expectations of 1.3 percent gain, the preliminary estimate showed. Sales rose at a slower pace for: Food and beverages (+1.7 percent from +1.9 percent in November); motor vehicles (+5.9 percent from +6.3 percent); and medicine and toiletry stores (+0.2 percent from +3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales dropped 1.7 percent after rising by 0.2 percent in November. Meanwhile, wholesale sales declined by 2.5 percent from the previous year and by 0.4 percent month-on-month. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.69 percent from 1971 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 36.52 percent in January of 1979 and a record low of -14.32 percent in March of 1998.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-28 11:50 PM Oct -0.1% -1.7% -1.2% -1.3%
2016-12-27 11:50 PM Nov 1.7% -0.2% 0.9% 0.3%
2017-01-29 11:50 PM Dec 0.6% 1.7% 1.3% 0.9%
2017-02-27 11:50 PM Jan 0.6% 0.9% 0.7%
2017-03-28 11:50 PM Feb 0.22%
2017-04-27 11:50 PM Mar 0.30%




Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 43.20 43.10 50.80 27.40 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.70 0.20 7.17 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.60 1.70 36.52 -14.32 percent [+]
Household Spending -0.30 -1.50 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 297004.80 297023.80 306844.30 159124.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 769.63 351.89 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 49.60 12.40 49.70 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 0.95 0.95 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 65.90 66.10 74.40 20.70 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.16 1.12 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 235780.00 234318.00 415556.00 220602.00 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 1.70 36.52 -14.32 1971 - 2016 percent Monthly