Japan's household spending jumped 4.0 percent from a year earlier in May 2019, after a 1.3 percent gain in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 1.6 percent increase. It was the fastest rise in consumption since May 2015, mainly driven by furniture & household utensils (+12.8 percent), education (+7.8 percent), utilities (+6.9 percent), and housing (+6.7 percent). Meanwhile, medical care expenditure dropped 0.8 percent. On a monthly basis, household spending surged 5.5 percent, rebounding from a 1.4 percent fall in the previous month and compared to market consensus of a 1.2 percent gain. Household Spending in Japan averaged -0.65 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
2019-04-04 11:30 PM Household Spending YoY Feb 1.7% 2% 2.1% -0.3%
2019-05-09 11:30 PM Household Spending YoY Mar 2.1% 1.7% 1.7% 2.2%
2019-06-06 11:30 PM Household Spending YoY Apr 1.3% 2.1% 2.6% 1.5%
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 4%
2019-09-05 11:30 PM Household Spending YoY Jul
2019-10-07 11:30 PM Household Spending YoY Aug


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 38.70 39.40 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 -0.10 8.30 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.20 0.40 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending 4.00 1.30 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 300365.70 300535.20 306023.80 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 337.97 430.70 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 2.50 21.50 54.30 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 58.10 57.70 72.20 20.30 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.35 1.39 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 331784.00 332103.00 518217.00 279358.00 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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.00 1.30 7.20 -10.60 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Japan 4.00 May/19


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