Japan's retail trade increased 1 percent from a year earlier in March 2019, following a 0.6 percent growth in the previous month and beating market expectations of 0.8 percent, as sales rose for food & beverages (1.6 percent vs -0.6 percent); fuel (1.6 percent vs -1.2 percent); machinery & equipment (5.5 percent vs 1.4 percent); fabrics & apparel accessories (0.8 percent vs 0.3 percent); motor vehicles (2.3 percent vs 6.4 percent); and medicine & toiletry stores (0.6 percent vs 1.8 percent). By contrast, sales fell for general merchandise (-0.7 percent vs -3.1 percent), nonstore retailers (-1.7 percent vs -0.8 percent), and others (-1.1 percent vs 0.8 percent). Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.55 percent from 1971 until 2019, 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.

Retail Sales YoY in Japan is expected to be 2.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in Japan to stand at 1.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Retail Sales is projected to trend around 0.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-29 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1.3% 1.4% 0.8% 0.4%
2019-02-27 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 0.6% 1.3% 1.1% 0.7%
2019-03-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 0.4% 0.6% 1.2% 0.4%
2019-04-25 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1% 0.6% 0.8% 1.1%
2019-05-30 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 1% 0.8% 1.4%
2019-06-26 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY
2019-07-28 11:50 PM Retail Sales YoY 2.1%


Japan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 40.40 40.50 50.80 27.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.20 0.40 8.30 -13.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.00 0.60 36.50 -14.30 percent [+]
Household Spending 2.10 1.70 7.20 -10.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 300044.50 300302.10 306013.70 150439.60 JPY Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 392.51 435.99 1079.95 35.36 JPY Thousand [+]
Personal Savings 15.50 25.80 54.30 -9.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 9.90 0.90 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 57.70 57.40 72.20 20.30 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.31 1.29 2.00 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 332103.00 332525.00 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 0.60 36.50 -14.30 1971 - 2019 percent Monthly




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