Japan Retail Sales  1971-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Slower growth was mainly explained by declines in general merchandise (-3.1 percent compared to +1.8 percent in June), fabrics & apparel (-3.8 percent compared to -2.3 percent) and machinery & equipment (-0.3 percent compared to +5.3 percent). On the other hand, sales rose faster for food and beverages (1.3 percent compared to 1.2 percent) and fuel (17.5 percent compared to 17 percent) and rebounded for motor vehicles (0.2 percent compared to -5.3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.1 percent, following a downwardly revised 1.4 percent climb in June. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.59 percent from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 36.50 percent in January of 1979 and a record low of -14.30 percent in March of 1998.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 0.6% 1.5% 1.3% 1.4%
2018-07-29 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.8% 0.6% 1.6% 1%
2018-08-29 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.5% 1.7% 1.2% 1.2%
2018-09-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.5% 1.2% 1%
2018-10-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.6%
2018-11-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 0.9%


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 43.30 43.50 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.10 1.40 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.50 1.70 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending 0.10 -1.20 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 301316.40 299202.30 305869.60 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 485.33 654.96 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 31.60 51.10 51.10 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 57.40 57.10 72.20 20.30 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.36 1.36 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 342789.00 337012.00 415556.00 221292.00 JPY Billion [+]


Japan Retail Sales

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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 1.70 36.50 -14.30 1971 - 2018 percent Monthly




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