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

Retail sales in Japan edged down 0.1 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, following a downwardly revised 1.7 percent drop in September. It is the eighth straight anual fall although lower than expectations of a steeper 1.2 percent decrease. Sales at general merchandise decreased 2.8 percent (-5.3 percent in September) and fuel ones shrank 4.5 percent (-6.2 percent). In contrast, sales rose for food and beverages (1 percent, recovering from a 0.1 percent fall in September) and motor vehicles (1.7 percent compared to 2.6 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales jumped 2.5 percent. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.71 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.

Japan Retail Sales YoY
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-28 11:50 PM Aug -2.1% -0.2% -1.8% 1%
2016-10-30 11:50 PM Sep -1.9% -2.2% -1.8% 1.5%
2016-11-28 11:50 PM Oct -0.1% -1.7% -1.2% -1.3%
2016-12-27 11:50 PM Nov -0.1% -0.92%
2017-01-27 11:50 PM Dec -0.94%
2017-02-28 11:50 PM Jan -0.95%




Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 42.30 43.00 50.80 27.40 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 2.50 0.30 7.17 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -0.10 -1.70 36.52 -14.32 percent [+]
Household Spending -0.40 -2.10 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 308018.00 307827.20 321469.90 159124.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 347.54 391.69 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 7.60 15.60 49.70 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 0.95 0.95 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 66.10 65.90 74.40 20.70 percent of GDP [+]
Consumer Credit 235780.00 234318.00 415556.00 220602.00 JPY Billion [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.21 1.21 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]



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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 -1.70 36.52 -14.32 1971 - 2016 percent Monthly