Japan Large Retailer's Sales y/y

Country:
Japan
JPY, Japanese yen
Sector:
Consumer
Medium -22.1% -3.7%
-10.1%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
-11.7%
-22.1%
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Large Retailer Sales y/y reflect changes in the total value of goods sold in large stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets in Japan, in the given month compared to the same month of the previous year.

  The index evaluates the consumption and confidence levels of the consumers. It is used to assess the level of consumer spending, inflation and economic development in the country. The index growth can have a positive effect on Japanese yen quotes.

Large Retailer Sales released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry captures the total value of goods sold in large stores, chain convenience stores, and supermarkets. The index is an important indicator of personal consumption. It is also correlated with consumer confidence and is considered as an indicator of the Japanese economy pace.

In recent years, operation of Japanese retailers has become more difficult due to foreign-affiliated online shops. With the spread of smartphones since 2010, the masses, which originally had no IT skills, also started using internet retailers. This has a negative impact on Japanese retailers.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "Japan Large Retailer's Sales y/y" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Apr 2020
-22.1%
-3.7%
-10.1%
Mar 2020
-10.1%
-2.1%
0.2%
Feb 2020
0.2%
-2.8%
-1.5%
Jan 2020
-1.4%
-3.3%
-2.8%
Dec 2019
-3.0%
0.1%
-1.8%
Nov 2019
-1.8%
1.0%
-8.2%
Oct 2019
-8.2%
1.2%
10.0%
Sep 2019
10.0%
-1.7%
0.3%
Aug 2019
0.4%
-1.8%
-4.8%
Jul 2019
-4.8%
-0.9%
-0.5%
Jun 2019
-0.5%
-0.7%
-0.5%
May 2019
-0.5%
-1.2%
-1.8%
Apr 2019
-1.8%
-1.7%
0.5%
Mar 2019
0.6%
-2.1%
-1.8%
Feb 2019
-1.8%
-2.0%
-3.3%
Jan 2019
-3.3%
-1.2%
-1.0%
Dec 2018
-1.0%
-0.7%
-2.2%
Nov 2018
-2.2%
-0.3%
-0.8%
Oct 2018
-0.8%
-0.3%
0.4%
Sep 2018
0.4%
-0.5%
-0.1%
Aug 2018
-0.1%
-0.2%
-1.6%
Jul 2018
-1.6%
-0.3%
1.5%
Jun 2018
1.5%
-0.4%
-2.0%
May 2018
-2.0%
-0.4%
-0.8%
Apr 2018
-0.8%
-0.5%
0.1%
Mar 2018
0.1%
-0.5%
0.6%
Feb 2018
0.6%
-0.5%
0.4%
Jan 2018
0.5%
-0.6%
1.1%
Dec 2017
1.1%
-0.6%
1.4%
Nov 2017
1.4%
-0.6%
-0.7%
Oct 2017
-0.7%
-0.5%
1.9%
Sep 2017
1.9%
-0.5%
0.6%
Aug 2017
0.6%
-0.4%
-0.2%
Jul 2017
-0.2%
-0.3%
0.2%
Jun 2017
0.2%
-0.2%
-0.6%
May 2017
-0.6%
-0.1%
1.1%
Apr 2017
1.1%
0.0%
-0.8%
Mar 2017
-0.8%
-2.7%
Feb 2017
-2.7%
-1.1%
Jan 2017
-1.1%
-1.3%
Dec 2016
-1.3%
-0.3%
Nov 2016
-0.3%
-1.0%
Oct 2016
-1.0%
-3.2%
Sep 2016
-3.2%
-3.6%
Aug 2016
-3.6%
0.6%
Jul 2016
-0.2%
-1.3%
Jun 2016
-1.5%
-2.2%
May 2016
-2.2%
-0.7%
Apr 2016
-0.8%
-1.0%
Mar 2016
-1.2%
2.2%

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