Japan December Seasonally Adjusted Total Store Sales

Following is the table for Japan’s seasonally adjusted total store sales from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo.

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                           Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June
                           2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                        ---------------Percent Change From Month Ago-----------
Total store sales          2.0%    0.1%    1.7%   -2.4%   -1.6%   -0.3%    1.7%
 Retail                    0.3%   -2.0%    1.4%   -1.4%   -1.7%   -0.3%    2.9%
  General merchandise      1.7%   -1.4%    1.4%   -0.9%   -1.3%    0.4%    1.4%
  Fabrics, apparel         1.6%   -1.2%    3.1%   -3.3%   -0.9%   -0.9%   -0.2%
  Food, beverages         -1.2%   -0.5%    1.1%   -2.0%   -1.9%    0.6%    2.2%
  Others                   2.0%   -3.2%    1.2%   -0.6%   -2.1%   -0.4%    3.4%
   Motor vehicles         -2.8%   -2.2%    0.8%    4.0%    6.6%    0.0%    9.4%
   Household machines     11.3%  -14.0%   -2.6%   -4.5%  -23.4%   -3.3%   10.9%
   Others                  2.0%   -1.1%    2.8%   -2.6%   -0.9%    0.0%    0.9%
 Wholesale                 2.1%    0.7%    1.6%   -2.8%   -1.5%    0.0%    1.3%
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                           Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June
                           2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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  General merchandise      9.4%   -4.6%   10.3%   -4.8%    0.5%    3.0%    0.0%
  Textiles                -3.7%    0.6%    6.6%    1.4%   -0.9%    2.0%   -2.8%
  Apparel, accessories    -1.7%   -1.3%    2.4%   -3.8%   -2.4%   -0.8%    0.2%
  Farm, aquatic products   1.7%   -1.8%    2.9%   -1.0%   -1.7%   -1.4%    1.5%
  Food, beverages          2.0%    2.1%    0.7%    2.6%   -1.2%    2.1%    2.9%
  Building materials      -1.8%    3.5%    2.5%   -4.5%    1.3%    1.3%    2.3%
  Chemicals                1.4%    0.6%   -1.4%   -2.1%    0.1%   -3.4%    0.5%
  Minerals, metals         5.0%    3.6%    1.3%   -2.6%   -1.8%   -4.3%   -1.4%
  Machinery, equipment     1.5%    2.0%   -3.5%   -4.0%   -3.2%    0.9%    1.2%
  Furniture, furnishings   2.2%    1.4%   -1.0%   -3.2%   -1.1%   -1.8%    1.6%
  Drugs, toiletries       -2.9%    0.7%    2.4%   -4.1%    3.2%   -0.8%    3.1%
  Others                   3.3%   -2.6%    0.9%    0.0%   -4.0%    5.5%    5.0%
                        -------------Seasonally Adjusted Index Levels----------
Total store sales          89.7    87.9    87.8    86.3    88.4    89.8    90.1
 Retail                    98.6    98.3   100.3    98.9   100.3   102.0   102.3
  General merchandise      85.0    83.6    84.8    83.6    84.4    85.5    85.2
  Fabrics, apparel         97.7    96.2    97.4    94.5    97.7    98.6    99.5
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                           Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June
                           2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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  Food, beverages         102.8   104.1   104.6   103.5   105.6   107.6   107.0
  Others                  100.5    98.5   101.8   100.6   101.2   103.4   103.8
   Motor vehicles          95.3    98.0   100.2    99.4    95.6    89.7    89.7
   Household machines      79.1    71.1    82.7    84.9    88.9   116.1   120.1
   Others                 106.4   104.3   105.5   102.6   105.3   106.3   106.3
 Wholesale                 86.3    84.5    83.9    82.6    85.0    86.3    86.3
  General merchandise      83.9    76.7    80.4    72.9    76.6    76.2    74.0
  Textiles                 67.3    69.9    69.5    65.2    64.3    64.9    63.6
  Apparel, accessories     45.9    46.7    47.3    46.2    48.0    49.2    49.6
  Farm, aquatic products   71.1    69.9    71.2    69.2    69.9    71.1    72.1
  Food, beverages         111.6   109.4   107.2   106.5   103.8   105.1   102.9
  Building materials       75.8    77.2    74.6    72.8    76.2    75.2    74.2
  Chemicals                81.3    80.2    79.7    80.8    82.5    82.4    85.3
  Minerals, metals        100.4    95.6    92.3    91.1    93.5    95.2    99.5
  Machinery, equipment     82.0    80.8    79.2    82.1    85.5    88.3    87.5
  Furniture, furnishings   68.8    67.3    66.4    67.1    69.3    70.1    71.4
  Drugs, toiletries       109.9   113.2   112.4   109.8   114.5   111.0   111.9
  Others                   90.1    87.2    89.5    88.7    88.7    92.4    87.6
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NOTE: Monthly percent changes are seasonally adjusted. Monthly seasonally adjusted index level: 2005=100

SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

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