Japan’s December Unadjusted Total Store Sales

Following is the table for Japan’s not 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
                              2011     2011     2011     2011     2011     2011
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                          -------------Percent Change From Year Ago-----------
Total                        -0.5%    -2.3%     1.1%     0.3%     3.1%     2.3%
 Retail                       2.5%    -2.2%     1.9%    -1.1%    -2.6%     0.6%
  General merchandise        -0.2%    -2.5%    -1.7%    -4.0%    -3.3%     0.5%
  Fabrics, apparel            4.5%     2.4%     3.2%     0.2%     1.3%     1.8%
  Food, beverages             0.8%    -0.1%     1.0%    -0.6%     1.2%     3.6%
  Motor vehicles             14.9%    19.8%    22.8%    -0.2%   -19.0%   -18.5%
  Machinery, equipment       -9.9%   -51.9%   -30.3%   -21.6%   -19.2%    10.0%
  Fuel                        5.7%     1.1%     3.6%     2.3%     3.0%     1.8%
  Drugs, toiletries         -94.7%   -96.0%   -94.0%   -97.4%   -95.6%   -98.6%
  Others                    -98.1%   -99.9%   -96.5%   -97.6%   -98.8%   -95.1%
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                              Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.     Aug.     July
                              2011     2011     2011     2011     2011     2011
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 Wholesale                   -1.6%    -2.4%     0.8%     0.8%     5.2%     3.0%
  General merchandise        14.0%    11.2%    14.8%     5.3%    15.3%     5.8%
  Textiles                   -3.4%     0.1%     3.1%    -1.4%    -0.3%     0.1%
  Apparel, accessories      -13.1%   -13.8%    -6.6%    -6.7%    -0.4%     0.5%
  Farm, aquatic products     -8.1%   -11.2%    -8.1%    -9.8%    -8.6%    -8.1%
  Food, beverages             6.3%     5.6%     3.3%     1.5%     0.5%     0.5%
  Building materials          2.0%     2.3%     5.0%     3.4%     8.8%     4.2%
  Chemicals                  -8.3%    -6.6%    -4.6%    -3.2%    -0.5%    -5.9%
  Minerals, metals           -0.7%    -1.2%     2.7%     1.5%     5.0%     2.2%
  Machinery, equipment       -9.0%    -9.7%    -6.1%     0.1%     4.4%     4.9%
   General                   -9.6%    -4.7%     0.6%     2.0%    11.3%     9.6%
   Motor vehicles            -5.1%    -8.8%    -4.1%    -6.5%    -7.5%   -12.9%
   Electrical                -9.9%   -11.9%    -8.7%     1.2%     5.2%     9.4%
   Others                    -7.7%    -6.0%    -6.1%     0.0%     4.2%    -2.8%
  Furniture, furnishings     -0.6%     1.6%     2.5%     6.1%     3.1%     7.1%
  Drugs, toiletries          -1.8%     1.1%     3.8%     0.2%     6.8%    -1.1%
  Others                     -0.8%    -0.8%     7.7%     9.0%    23.2%    21.1%
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                              Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.     Aug.     July
                              2011     2011     2011     2011     2011     2011
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                          ----------Level of Sales in Billions of Yen---------
Total                      47,103   41,767   41,627   42,489   41,529   43,066 
 Retail                    13,049   10,946   11,007   10,574   10,946   11,794 
  General merchandise       1,515    1,173    1,133    1,019    1,068    1,278 
  Fabrics, apparel          1,060      934      964      773      742      964 
  Food, beverages           4,214    3,409    3,477    3,358    3,701    3,680 
  Motor vehicles            1,212    1,277    1,244    1,394    1,095    1,200 
  Machinery, equipment        663      453      491      505      578      839 
  Fuel                      1,495    1,224    1,159    1,131    1,243    1,213 
  Drugs, toiletries           738      662      676      636      670      677 
  Others                    2,151    1,815    1,863    1,759    1,849    1,942 
 Wholesale                 34,054   30,821   30,620   31,914   30,583   31,272 
  General merchandise       4,002    3,396    3,544    3,810    3,531    3,369 
  Textiles                    253      264      263      261      234      235 
  Apparel, accessories        540      537      591      548      478      502 
  Farm, aquatic products    3,207    2,565    2,693    2,610    2,647    2,628 
  Food, beverages           4,910    3,966    3,849    3,906    4,002    4,112 
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                              Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.     Aug.     July
                              2011     2011     2011     2011     2011     2011
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  Building materials        1,578    1,643    1,558    1,506    1,444    1,451 
  Chemicals                 1,521    1,552    1,548    1,584    1,524    1,576 
  Minerals, metals          4,268    4,052    3,954    3,948    3,900    3,958 
  Machinery, equipment      7,697    7,325    7,119    8,178    7,398    7,902 
   General                  1,359    1,361    1,342    1,573    1,439    1,483 
   Motor vehicles           1,027    1,055    1,043    1,085      953    1,001 
   Electrical               4,555    4,216    4,050    4,728    4,302    4,727 
   Others                     757      693      684      791      704      691 
  Furniture, furnishings      472      444      426      436      409      443 
  Drugs, toiletries         2,527    2,228    2,188    2,175    2,192    2,127 
  Others                    3,080    2,848    2,887    2,953    2,823    2,967 
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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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