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

Retail sales in Japan rose 0.1 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 1.0 percent increase in January and missing market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain, a preliminary report showed. It was the weakest rise since October 2016, as sales went up at a slower pace for medicine and toiletry stores (1.5 percent from 2.0 percent) and fell for fabrics apparel & accessories (-0.5 percent from -2.6 percent in the prior month), general merchandise (-5.1 percent from -2.9 percent), food & beverages (-1.5 percent from +1.0 percent) and machinery & equipment (-2.2 percent from -0.8 percent). In contrast, sales increased more than in a month earlier for motor vehicles (4.8 percent from 4.3 percent) and fuel (10.0 percent from 7.0 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales grew by 0.2 percent, compared to a 0.2 percent rise in the preceding month. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.68 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)
2017-01-29 11:50 PM Dec 0.6% 1.7% 1.3% 0.9%
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 0.1% 0.57%
2017-05-29 11:50 PM Apr 0.45%
2017-06-28 11:50 PM May 0.46%




Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 43.10 43.20 50.80 27.40 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.20 0.20 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.10 1.00 36.52 -14.32 percent [+]
Household Spending -1.20 -0.30 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 297004.80 297023.80 306844.30 159124.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 360.50 769.63 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 11.50 49.60 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 1.16 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 1.00 36.52 -14.32 1971 - 2017 percent Monthly