Japan: Retail sales Y-on-Y

(measure: percent, source: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan)
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Retail sales Y-on-Y in Japan, October, 2019: For that indicator, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan provides data for Japan from 2003 to 2019. The average value for Japan during that period was 0.61 percent with a minimum of -9.7 percent in March 2015 and a maximum of 11 percent in March 2014. Click on the following link to see the values of Retail sales Y-on-Y around the world.
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Measure: percent
Source: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

Definition: The retail sales Y-on-Y is an aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated period. Because retail sales are a measure of consumer demand for finished goods, they are a leading macroeconomic indicator of the pulse of an economy and its projected path toward expansion or contraction. Retail sales Y-on-Y is calculated as the percent change in the Retail sales index from the same month the previous year. The Retail sales Y-on-Y measures only volume changes, i.e. price level changes are excluded.
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