Japan Retail Sales YoY 1971-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail Sales in Japan increased 3 percent in May of 2015 over the same month in the previous year. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.87 percent from 1971 until 2015, 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. Retail Sales YoY in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

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Japan Retail Sales YoY
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.00 4.90 36.52 -14.32 1971 - 2015 percent Monthly
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. Content for - Japan Retail Sales YoY - was last refreshed on Friday, July 3, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-28 12:50 AM Mar -9.7% -1.8% -7.3% -8%
2015-05-28 12:50 AM Apr 5.0% -9.7% 5.4% 2.59%
2015-06-29 12:50 AM May 3.0% 4.9%(R) 2.3% 2.54%
2015-07-29 12:50 AM Jun 3.0% 0.61%
2015-08-29 12:50 AM Jul 0.71%
2015-09-30 12:50 AM Aug 0.53%

Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 41.40 41.50 50.80 27.40 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.67 0.29 7.17 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.00 4.90 36.52 -14.32 percent [+]
Household Spending 4.80 -1.30 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 308937.00 307826.90 322163.70 159124.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 327.87 384.71 1079.95 35.36 Thousands JPY [+]
Personal Savings -3.50 7.10 48.30 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.15 1.15 9.90 1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 231062.00 227998.00 415556.00 220602.00 JPY Billion [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.15 1.17 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]


Retail Sales YoY Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 4.40 Apr/15 4.30 31.90 -6.10 percent [+]
Brazil -3.50 Apr/15 0.40 15.70 -11.40 percent [+]
Canada 1.70 Apr/15 3.10 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
China 10.10 May/15 10.00 19.90 10.00 percent [+]
Euro Area 2.40 May/15 2.70 5.00 -5.40 percent [+]
France 1.90 May/15 3.20 7.30 -3.90 percent [+]
Germany -0.40 May/15 1.10 6.50 -7.80 percent [+]
Indonesia 22.40 Apr/15 19.70 40.30 -26.30 percent [+]
Italy 0.00 Apr/15 -0.22 17.49 -6.61 percent [+]
Japan 3.00 May/15 4.90 36.52 -14.32 percent [+]
Mexico 4.60 Apr/15 5.50 8.70 -6.50 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.50 Apr/15 -0.60 12.20 -8.90 percent [+]
Russia -9.20 May/15 -9.60 17.70 -9.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 May/15 4.90 19.90 -12.60 percent [+]
Spain 3.40 May/15 3.90 6.20 -11.80 percent [+]
Switzerland 1.60 Apr/15 -2.40 9.00 -7.10 percent [+]
Turkey 3.80 Apr/15 3.10 24.70 -5.90 percent [+]
United Kingdom 4.60 May/15 4.60 9.30 -4.00 percent [+]
United States 2.70 May/15 1.50 11.20 -11.40 percent [+]