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

Retail sales in Japan decreased by 1.1 percent year-on-year in March of 2016 over the same month in the previous year, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent increase in February but less than market expectations of a 1.5 percent drop. It is the weakest reading since December 2015 with sales at department stores and supermarket posting a 1.2 percent decline from a year earlier, the first negative reading since November 2015. On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 1.4 percent in March, reversing from a 2.3 percent fall in February. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.78 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. Retail Sales YoY in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.10 0.50 36.52 -14.32 1971 - 2016 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-28 11:50 PM Jan -0.1% -1.1% 0.5% 0.4%
2016-03-28 11:50 PM Feb 0.5% -0.2% 1.7% 1.24%
2016-04-27 11:50 PM Mar -1.1% 0.4% -1.5% 0.1%
2016-05-29 11:50 PM Apr -1.1% -1.2% -0.4%
2016-06-28 11:50 PM May 1.3%
2016-07-28 11:50 PM Jun 3%

Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 40.80 41.70 50.80 27.40 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.40 -2.30 7.17 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -1.10 0.50 36.52 -14.32 percent [+]
Household Spending -5.30 1.20 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 306355.90 304389.90 321816.70 159124.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 369.31 394.41 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 1.10 13.90 49.70 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 0.95 0.95 9.90 0.95 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 65.80 65.60 74.40 20.70 percent of GDP [+]
Consumer Credit 235780.00 234318.00 415556.00 220602.00 JPY Billion [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.10 1.01 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]