Retail Sales in Japan
Japan - Retail SalesThe economy stumbled again in the third quarter, registering its second contraction this year mainly due to lower private consumption and a sharp decline in public investment. In addition, economic growth was hampered by several natural disasters in the quarter, which weighed on business activity and disrupted the country’s export capacity. The economy nonetheless appears poised to rebound in the fourth quarter, although its growth momentum may depend on external demand, notably from China, which has recently shown signs of weakening amid the Sino-American trade spat. In October, the manufacturing PMI edged up on a rebound in foreign demand and higher output—partly compensating for September disruptions—but manufacturers’ confidence weakened to a nearly two-year low, while consumer confidence also deteriorated in the month.
Japan - Retail Sales Data
|Retail Sales (annual variation in %)||1.0||1.7||-0.4||-0.6||1.9|
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Japan Retail Sales Chart
Source: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Met the why particular calculations.
|Bond Yield||0.05||-4.41 %||Dec 11|
|Exchange Rate||113.4||-0.35 %||Dec 11|
|Stock Market||21,148||0.11 %||Dec 11|
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December 12, 2018
In October, core machinery orders, a leading indicator for capital spending over a three- to six-month period, rebounded following September’s sharp contraction, which had represented the steepest fall since records began in 1987.
November 30, 2018
Consumer sentiment decreased from 43.0 in October to 42.9 in November, marking the lowest reading since December 2016.
Japan: Industrial production sharply rebounds in October, recovering from natural disaster disruptions
November 30, 2018
Industrial production shot up 2.9% on a month-on-month and seasonally-adjusted basis in October, contrasting September’s revised 0.4% decline (previously reported: -1.1% month-on-month)—which came on the back of a wave of natural disasters that hit the country in the month.
November 23, 2018
The Nikkei flash manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell from October’s six-month high reading of 52.9 to 51.8.
November 22, 2018
The core consumer price index rose 0.2% in month-on-month seasonally-adjusted terms in October, above September’s 0.1% increase. Core inflation was stable at September’s 1.0% in October, matching a median market forecast.