Japan's household spending increased 1.0 percent from a year earlier in August 2019, accelerating from a 0.8 percent gain in the previous month but below market expectations of a 1.2 percent rise. It was the ninth consecutive annual increase in spending, the longest such streak since comparable data became available in 2001. Spending on furniture & household utensils rebounded a sharp 13.2 percent after falling 7.5 percent in the previous month, while clothing & footwear also rebounded from a moderate decline (4.7 percent vs -3.4 percent). Increases were also seen for food (1.6 percent vs -0.5 percent), medical care (1 percent vs 8.5 percent), transport & communication (3.4 percent vs 2 percent), and culture & recreation (3.5 percent vs 2 percent). On a monthly basis, household spending rebounded 2.4 percent, slightly below market expectations of a 2.8 percent jump. Household Spending in Japan averaged -0.62 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 7.20 percent in March of 2014 and a record low of -10.60 percent in March of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-07-04 11:30 PM Household Spending YoY May 4% 1.3% 1.6% 1.9%
2019-08-05 11:30 PM Household Spending YoY Jun 2.7% 4% 1.4% 2.5%
2019-09-05 11:30 PM Household Spending YoY Jul 0.8% 2.7% 1.1% 1.5%
2019-10-07 11:30 PM Household Spending YoY Aug 1% 0.8% 1.2% 1.2%
2019-11-07 11:30 PM Household Spending YoY Sep 1%
2019-12-05 11:30 PM Household Spending YoY Oct


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 35.60 37.10 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 4.80 -2.30 8.30 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.00 -2.00 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending 1.00 0.80 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 302425.60 300600.10 306054.80 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 431.80 501.52 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 23.70 34.00 55.00 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 0.95 0.95 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 58.20 58.10 72.20 20.30 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.36 1.34 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 320489.00 321650.00 518228.00 278351.00 JPY Billion [+]


Japan Household Spending

In Japan, household spending refers to the annual change of consumption expenditures (on food, housing, utilities, furniture, clothing, health, education, transport, communication, leisure activities, etc.) in real terms for two-or-more-person households including agricultural, forestry and fisheries households. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Household Spending - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Household Spending - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 0.80 7.20 -10.60 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
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