Japan February Large Store Retail Sales Monthly Changes

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

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                         Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.   Oct.  Sept.   Aug.   July
                         2012   2012   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011
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                       ---------------Percent Change From Month Ago------------
Total                    3.4%   0.3%   0.2%  -0.8%   0.8%  -0.7%  -1.0%   0.2%
 Department stores       1.4%  -0.5%   1.2%  -0.9%   1.7%  -1.0%  -0.7%   0.0%
 Supermarkets            3.9%   0.7%   0.0%  -0.8%   0.5%  -0.1%  -2.5%   1.3%
Clothes                  2.3%  -2.5%   4.5%  -2.7%   2.8%  -1.0%  -1.4%  -0.7%
 Department stores       1.4%  -1.7%   3.4%  -2.1%   2.6%  -0.6%  -0.8%  -0.1%
 Supermarkets            3.7%  -3.4%   4.6%  -3.3%   3.9%  -1.0%  -3.3%  -1.6%
Food and beverages       2.9%   2.6%  -1.5%  -0.3%  -0.1%   0.2%  -0.2%   0.5%
 Department stores       0.7%   1.8%  -0.6%  -0.2%   0.6%  -1.2%   1.8%   0.3%
 Supermarkets            3.2%   1.3%  -0.6%  -0.1%   0.0%   0.5%  -1.6%   1.4%
Others                   1.5%   1.0%   0.5%  -1.5%   2.3%  -2.3%  -4.0%   0.7%
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                         Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.   Oct.  Sept.   Aug.   July
                         2012   2012   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011
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 Department stores      -0.5%   0.4%  -0.4%   0.4%   1.2%  -0.9%  -2.0%   0.3%
 Supermarkets            2.6%   1.2%   0.7%  -2.2%   1.7%  -1.6%  -5.5%   1.1%
                       ----------------------Index Levels----------------------
Total                    93.4   90.3   90.0   89.8   90.5   89.8   90.4   91.3
 Department stores       77.8   76.7   77.1   76.2   76.9   75.6   76.4   76.9
 Supermarkets           103.7   99.8   99.1   99.1   99.9   99.4   99.5  102.1
Clothes                  71.6   70.0   71.8   68.7   70.6   68.7   69.4   70.4
 Department stores       72.1   71.1   72.3   69.9   71.4   69.6   70.0   70.6
 Supermarkets            70.2   67.7   70.1   67.0   69.3   66.7   67.4   69.7
Food and beverages      109.3  106.2  103.5  105.1  105.4  105.5  105.3  105.5
 Department stores       89.5   88.9   87.3   87.8   88.0   87.5   88.6   87.0
 Supermarkets           114.7  111.1  109.7  110.4  110.5  110.5  110.0  111.8
Others                   89.7   88.4   87.5   87.1   88.4   86.4   88.4   92.1
 Department stores       76.9   77.3   77.0   77.3   77.0   76.1   76.8   78.4
 Supermarkets            98.7   96.2   95.1   94.4   96.5   94.9   96.4  102.0
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NOTE: Monthly percent changes are seasonally adjusted. Index: 2005=100 Yen level of sales in billions. Large retail stores: 50 employees or more. Large department stores: at least 1,500 sq. meters of floor space for stores outside Tokyo and 3,000 sq. meters or more for stores in Tokyo. Large supermarket stores: at least 1,500 sq. meters of floor space with at least 50 percent of sales classified as "self-service." * Excludes stores open less than one year.

SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

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