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

Retail sales in Japan unexpectedly rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in March 2017 from a 0.1 percent increase in February and beating market estimates of a 1.5 percent rise. It was the highest reading since May 2015, due to increases in sales of petroleum products (14.8 percent), automobiles (8.9 percent), machinery and equipment (+4.5 percent), and pharmaceuticals and cosmetics (3.3 percent). In contrast, declines were recorded in sales for textile, clothing and personal belongings (-4.4 percent) and commodities (-3.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 0.2 percent. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.67 percent from 1971 until 2017, 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)
2017-02-27 11:50 PM Jan 1% 0.7% 0.9% 0.7%
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 2.1% 1.13%
2017-06-28 11:50 PM May 1.19%
2017-07-30 11:50 PM Jun 1.14%




Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 43.20 43.90 50.80 27.40 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.20 0.20 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.10 0.10 36.52 -14.32 percent [+]
Household Spending -1.30 -3.80 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 298122.10 297072.60 306863.80 159124.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 363.02 402.54 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 3.80 19.40 49.70 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 0.95 0.95 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 62.20 65.90 74.40 20.70 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.20 1.20 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.10 0.10 36.52 -14.32 1971 - 2017 percent Monthly