Japan Retail Sales YoY  1971-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail sales in Japan decreased by 1.1 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, the same pace as in the previous month while missing market expectations of 0.1 percent fall. On a monthly basis, retail sales declined by 0.2 percent following a 2.5 percent fall in November. For the whole of 2015, retail trade shrank 0.4 percent compared to a 1.7 percent growth in 2014. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.82 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.

Japan Retail Sales YoY
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.10 -1.00 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. 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 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-29 11:50 PM Oct 1.8% -0.1% 0.8% 0.49%
2015-12-27 11:50 PM Nov -1.0% 1.8% 0.42%
2016-01-27 11:50 PM Dec -1.1% -1.1% -0.1% 0.2%
2016-02-26 11:50 PM Jan -0.44%
2016-03-26 11:50 PM Feb -0.37%
2016-04-27 11:50 PM Mar -0.51%

Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 42.50 42.70 50.80 27.40 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.20 -2.50 7.17 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -1.10 -1.00 36.52 -14.32 percent [+]
Household Spending -4.40 -2.40 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 307682.30 306546.10 321521.30 159124.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 751.54 345.01 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 49.70 10.70 49.70 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.10 1.15 9.90 1.10 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 235780.00 234318.00 415556.00 220602.00 JPY Billion [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.95 1.03 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 65.60 65.90 74.40 20.70 percent of GDP [+]




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