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

Japan retail sales climbed 2.7 percent year-on-year in August of 2018, up from 1.5 percent in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 2.1 percent increase. It was the steepest rise in retail trade in eight months, mainly driven by food & beverages, up 2.8 percent after a 1.2 percent growth in the previous month. Also, others (+2.0 percent vs -0.1 percent) and fabrics apparel & accessories (+0.7 percent vs -4.0 percent) rebounded strongly. In addition, fuel sales continued to grow at a solid rate, albeit at a slightly slower pace (+15.4 percent vs +17.5 percent). In contrast, general merchandise (-1.2 percent vs -3.3 percent) declined at a softer clip in August, but still weighed on sales. Machinery & equipment (-1.1 percent vs -0.3 percent) declined at a faster rate. On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.9 percent, following a 0.1 percent gain in July. 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
2018-07-29 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 2.7% 1.5% 2.1% 1%
2018-10-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 2.7% 2.1% 1.6%
2018-11-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 0.9%
2018-12-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.2%


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 43.40 43.30 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.90 0.10 8.29 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.70 1.50 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending 2.80 0.10 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 301316.40 299202.30 305869.60 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 422.64 485.33 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 21.20 31.60 51.10 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 57.40 57.00 72.20 20.30 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.36 1.36 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 334396.00 342789.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.70 1.50 36.50 -14.30 1971 - 2018 percent Monthly




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