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

Retail sales in Japan rose by 1.8 percent year-on-year in June of 2018, after a 0.6 percent gain in May and beating market consensus of 1.6 percent. It was the eight straight month of growth in retail trade and the strongest since last December, as sales growth accelerated for: food & beverages (1.5 pct vs 0.7 pct in May) and fuel (16.7 pct vs 13.7 pct) and machinery & equipment (5.4 pct vs 0.4 pct). Also, sales rebounded for general merchandise (1.8 pct vs -2.5 pct); medicine & toiletries (1.5 pct vs -0.3 pct); department stores (4 pct vs -1.2 pct) and supermarkets (0.3 pct vs -2.4 pct). In addition, sales fell less for apparel (-2.1 pct vs -4.4 pct). On the other hand, sales grew softer for others (0.8 pct vs 1.2 pct). Meantime, sales dropped further for motor vehicles (-5.1 pct vs -2.6 pct). On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 1.5 percent, following a 1.7 percent drop in May. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.60 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
2018-05-29 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.6% 1% 1% 1.1%
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 1.8% 1.2%
2018-09-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1%
2018-10-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.6%


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 43.50 43.70 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.50 -1.70 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.80 0.60 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending -1.20 -3.90 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 301311.10 299222.10 305863.60 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 654.96 324.45 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 51.10 -1.10 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 1.38 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 0.60 36.50 -14.30 1971 - 2018 percent Monthly




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