Japan January 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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                           Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                           2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                        ---------------Percent Change From Month Ago-----------
Total store sales          2.3%    1.7%    0.1%    1.7%   -2.4%   -1.6%   -0.3%
 Retail                    4.1%    0.3%   -2.0%    1.4%   -1.4%   -1.7%   -0.3%
  General merchandise     -0.4%    1.7%   -1.4%    1.4%   -0.9%   -1.3%    0.4%
  Fabrics, apparel         0.8%    1.6%   -1.2%    3.1%   -3.3%   -0.9%   -0.9%
  Food, beverages          5.0%   -1.2%   -0.5%    1.1%   -2.0%   -1.9%    0.6%
  Others                   4.2%    2.0%   -3.2%    1.2%   -0.6%   -2.1%   -0.4%
   Motor vehicles         14.3%   -2.8%   -2.2%    0.8%    4.0%    6.6%    0.0%
   Household machines      2.6%   11.8%  -14.0%   -2.6%   -4.5%  -23.4%   -3.3%
   Others                  1.1%    2.0%   -1.1%    2.8%   -2.6%   -0.9%    0.0%
 Wholesale                 1.9%    1.9%    0.7%    1.6%   -2.8%   -1.5%    0.0%
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                           Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                           2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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  General merchandise      6.2%    9.4%   -4.6%   10.3%   -4.8%    0.5%    3.0%
  Textiles                 7.5%   -4.4%    0.6%    6.6%    1.4%   -0.9%    2.0%
  Apparel, accessories    -4.0%    0.9%   -1.3%    2.4%   -3.8%   -2.4%   -0.8%
  Farm, aquatic products   2.5%    1.7%   -1.8%    2.9%   -1.0%   -1.7%   -1.4%
  Food, beverages          2.4%   -0.5%    2.1%    0.7%    2.6%   -1.2%    2.1%
  Building materials      -2.9%   -0.4%    3.5%    2.5%   -4.5%    1.3%    1.3%
  Chemicals                1.5%    2.4%    0.6%   -1.4%   -2.1%    0.1%   -3.4%
  Minerals, metals        -0.3%    4.1%    3.6%    1.3%   -2.6%   -1.8%   -4.3%
  Machinery, equipment    -0.1%    1.7%    2.0%   -3.5%   -4.0%   -3.2%    0.9%
  Furniture, furnishings  -1.3%    3.7%    1.4%   -1.0%   -3.2%   -1.1%   -1.8%
  Drugs, toiletries        3.5%   -3.0%    0.7%    2.4%   -4.1%    3.2%   -0.8%
  Others                  -0.4%    1.9%   -2.6%    0.9%    0.0%   -4.0%    5.5%
                        -------------Seasonally Adjusted Index Levels----------
Total store sales          91.5    89.4    87.9    87.8    86.3    88.4    89.8
 Retail                   102.6    98.6    98.3   100.3    98.9   100.3   102.0
  General merchandise      84.7    85.0    83.6    84.8    83.6    84.4    85.5
  Fabrics, apparel         98.5    97.7    96.2    97.4    94.5    97.7    98.6
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                           Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                           2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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  Food, beverages         107.9   102.8   104.1   104.6   103.5   105.6   107.6
  Others                  104.7   100.5    98.5   101.8   100.6   101.2   103.4
   Motor vehicles         108.9    95.3    98.0   100.2    99.4    95.6    89.7
   Household machines      81.6    79.5    71.1    82.7    84.9    88.9   116.1
   Others                 107.6   106.4   104.3   105.5   102.6   105.3   106.3
 Wholesale                 87.7    86.1    84.5    83.9    82.6    85.0    86.3
  General merchandise      89.1    83.9    76.7    80.4    72.9    76.6    76.2
  Textiles                 71.8    66.8    69.9    69.5    65.2    64.3    64.9
  Apparel, accessories     45.2    47.1    46.7    47.3    46.2    48.0    49.2
  Farm, aquatic products   72.9    71.1    69.9    71.2    69.2    69.9    71.1
  Food, beverages         111.4   108.8   109.4   107.2   106.5   103.8   105.1
  Building materials       74.7    76.9    77.2    74.6    72.8    76.2    75.2
  Chemicals                83.3    82.1    80.2    79.7    80.8    82.5    82.4
  Minerals, metals         99.2    99.5    95.6    92.3    91.1    93.5    95.2
  Machinery, equipment     82.1    82.2    80.8    79.2    82.1    85.5    88.3
  Furniture, furnishings   68.9    69.8    67.3    66.4    67.1    69.3    70.1
  Drugs, toiletries       113.6   109.8   113.2   112.4   109.8   114.5   111.0
  Others                   88.5    88.9    87.2    89.5    88.7    88.7    92.4
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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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