Japan Retail Sales YoY

Retail sales in Japan fell 1.9 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, compared to an upwardly revised 0.9 percent drop in April and above market expectations of a 1.6 percent decline. It was the 3rd straight month of fall and the fastest decline since March 2015. On a monthly basis, retail sales remained unchanged, following an upwardly revised 0.1 percent fall in April and in line with estimates. Retail Sales YoY in Japan averaged 4.76 percent from 1971 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 36.52 percent in January of 1979 and a record low of -14.32 percent in March of 1998. Retail Sales YoY in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. 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.