Japan February 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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                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                        ---------------Percent Change From Month Ago-----------
Total store sales          1.3%    2.1%    1.8%   -0.9%    0.7%   -1.5%   -0.9%
 Retail                    2.0%    3.1%    0.7%   -1.3%    0.7%   -1.3%   -0.7%
  General merchandise      2.0%    0.4%    1.1%   -1.1%    1.2%   -0.9%   -1.1%
  Fabrics, apparel         2.4%    0.5%    0.6%   -1.0%    4.1%   -3.7%    0.4%
  Food, beverages          1.2%    3.3%   -0.5%   -0.4%    1.4%   -2.1%   -1.2%
  Others                   1.9%    3.6%    1.5%   -1.7%    0.2%   -0.7%   -0.6%
   Motor vehicles         -0.4%   11.7%    0.2%   -1.5%    0.2%    4.7%    6.3%
   Household machines      5.3%    1.0%   13.9%  -11.1%   -6.4%   -5.2%  -19.2%
   Others                  1.0%    1.2%    1.4%   -0.5%    1.7%   -1.8%   -0.3%
 Wholesale                 2.1%    1.2%    1.7%   -0.5%    0.4%   -1.9%   -0.6%
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                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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  General merchandise     -3.2%    5.3%    7.1%   -2.9%    8.8%   -4.4%    1.0%
  Textiles                -6.7%    7.3%   -2.2%    0.4%    4.3%    0.8%   -0.9%
  Apparel, accessories    -0.5%   -4.4%   -0.7%   -0.4%    0.2%   -3.5%   -2.0%
  Farm, aquatic products   2.9%    1.6%    1.7%   -1.4%    1.9%   -1.0%   -1.5%
  Food, beverages         -0.4%    2.5%   -0.5%    2.4%    0.7%    1.2%    0.1%
  Building materials       0.1%   -3.5%   -0.3%    2.0%    2.7%   -3.7%    1.1%
  Chemicals                3.0%   -2.4%    1.5%    0.6%   -1.3%   -1.8%    0.4%
  Minerals, metals         4.8%   -0.6%    2.5%    2.8%   -0.3%   -1.5%   -1.1%
  Machinery, equipment     4.9%   -0.1%    1.0%   -1.4%   -3.6%   -2.9%   -1.5%
  Furniture, furnishings  -1.5%   -0.4%    1.0%    0.7%   -1.2%   -2.6%   -0.3%
  Drugs, toiletries        0.6%    0.3%   -0.8%    0.7%    1.5%   -3.8%    3.6%
  Others                   5.2%   -0.2%   -0.1%   -1.2%    0.3%   -1.4%   -3.3%
                        -------------Seasonally Adjusted Index Levels----------
Total store sales          92.1    90.9    89.0    87.4    88.2    87.6    88.9
 Retail                   104.3   102.3    99.2    98.5    99.8    99.1   100.4
  General merchandise      86.5    84.8    84.5    83.6    84.5    83.5    84.3
  Fabrics, apparel        100.6    98.2    97.7    97.1    98.1    94.2    97.8
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                           Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.
                           2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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  Food, beverages         108.5   107.2   103.8   104.3   104.7   103.3   105.5
  Others                  106.4   104.4   100.8    99.3   101.0   100.8   101.5
   Motor vehicles         108.3   108.7    97.3    97.1    98.6    98.4    94.0
   Household machines      86.2    81.9    81.1    71.2    80.1    85.6    90.3
   Others                 108.8   107.7   106.4   104.9   105.4   103.6   105.5
 Wholesale                 88.2    86.4    85.4    84.0    84.4    84.1    85.7
  General merchandise      85.0    87.8    83.4    77.9    80.2    73.7    77.1
  Textiles                 66.9    71.7    66.8    68.3    68.0    65.2    64.7
  Apparel, accessories     43.6    43.8    45.8    46.1    46.3    46.2    47.9
  Farm, aquatic products   74.0    71.9    70.8    69.6    70.6    69.3    70.0
  Food, beverages         110.9   111.3   108.6   109.2   106.6   105.9   104.6
  Building materials       74.1    74.0    76.7    76.9    75.4    73.4    76.2
  Chemicals                82.8    80.4    82.4    81.2    80.7    81.8    83.3
  Minerals, metals        102.9    98.2    98.8    96.4    93.8    94.1    95.5
  Machinery, equipment     84.0    80.1    80.2    79.4    80.5    83.5    86.0
  Furniture, furnishings   67.0    68.0    68.3    67.6    67.1    67.9    69.7
  Drugs, toiletries       112.8   112.1   111.8   112.7   111.9   110.3   114.6
  Others                   91.8    87.3    87.5    87.6    88.7    88.4    89.7
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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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