Japan’s February 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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                              Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.
                              2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2011
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                          -------------Percent Change From Year Ago-----------
Total                        -0.1%    -2.0%    -0.8%    -2.3%     1.1%     0.3%
 Retail                       3.5%     1.8%     2.5%    -2.2%     1.9%    -1.1%
  General merchandise        -0.2%    -0.9%    -0.2%    -2.5%    -1.7%    -4.0%
  Fabrics, apparel            0.4%     1.4%     4.4%     2.4%     3.2%     0.2%
  Food, beverages             2.5%     0.6%     0.7%    -0.1%     1.0%    -0.6%
  Motor vehicles             21.4%    24.1%    14.9%    19.8%    22.8%    -0.2%
  Machinery, equipment      -15.9%   -12.3%    -9.5%   -51.9%   -30.3%   -21.6%
  Fuel                        4.8%    -0.8%     5.7%     1.1%     3.6%     2.3%
  Drugs, toiletries         -94.3%   -98.0%   -94.8%   -96.0%   -94.0%   -97.4%
  Others                    -99.1%  -100.1%   -98.1%   -99.9%   -96.5%   -97.6%
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                              Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.
                              2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2011
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 Wholesale                   -1.3%    -3.5%    -2.0%    -2.4%     0.8%     0.8%
  General merchandise        11.6%     5.7%    14.1%    11.2%    14.8%     5.3%
  Textiles                   -1.0%     3.5%    -4.2%     0.1%     3.1%    -1.4%
  Apparel, accessories      -13.1%   -16.2%   -10.9%   -13.8%    -6.6%    -6.7%
  Farm, aquatic products     -7.5%    -8.8%    -8.1%   -11.2%    -8.1%    -9.8%
  Food, beverages             7.8%     9.8%     3.7%     5.6%     3.3%     1.5%
  Building materials          2.7%    -1.2%     3.5%     2.3%     5.0%     3.4%
  Chemicals                  -6.8%    -9.3%    -7.5%    -6.6%    -4.6%    -3.2%
  Minerals, metals           -2.2%    -6.1%    -1.6%    -1.2%     2.7%     1.5%
  Machinery, equipment       -8.3%    -9.5%    -8.8%    -9.7%    -6.1%     0.1%
   General                   -9.4%    -7.3%   -11.0%    -4.7%     0.6%     2.0%
   Motor vehicles            -4.9%    -9.1%    -5.3%    -8.8%    -4.1%    -6.5%
   Electrical                -9.4%   -11.1%    -9.0%   -11.9%    -8.7%     1.2%
   Others                    -4.4%    -4.5%    -8.1%    -6.0%    -6.1%     0.0%
  Furniture, furnishings     -2.0%    -0.3%     0.9%     1.6%     2.5%     6.1%
  Drugs, toiletries           1.3%    -1.4%    -1.9%     1.1%     3.8%     0.2%
  Others                      1.5%    -2.6%    -2.1%    -0.8%     7.7%     9.0%
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                              Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.
                              2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2011
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                          ----------Level of Sales in Billions of Yen---------
Total                      40,537   38,806   46,974   41,767   41,627   42,489 
 Retail                    10,773   11,335   13,049   10,946   11,007   10,574 
  General merchandise       1,024    1,255    1,515    1,173    1,133    1,019 
  Fabrics, apparel            774      999    1,060      934      964      773 
  Food, beverages           3,362    3,459    4,211    3,409    3,477    3,358 
  Motor vehicles            1,465    1,291    1,212    1,277    1,244    1,394 
  Machinery, equipment        477      531      667      453      491      505 
  Fuel                      1,362    1,335    1,495    1,224    1,159    1,131 
  Drugs, toiletries           636      641      738      662      676      636 
  Others                    1,673    1,824    2,151    1,815    1,863    1,759 
 Wholesale                 29,765   27,471   33,925   30,821   30,620   31,914 
  General merchandise       3,466    3,402    4,002    3,396    3,544    3,810 
  Textiles                    235      235      251      264      263      261 
  Apparel, accessories        442      422      554      537      591      548 
  Farm, aquatic products    2,475    2,346    3,206    2,565    2,693    2,610 
  Food, beverages           3,592    3,377    4,786    3,966    3,849    3,906 
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                              Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.
                              2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2011
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  Building materials        1,475    1,324    1,601    1,643    1,558    1,506 
  Chemicals                 1,479    1,367    1,535    1,552    1,548    1,584 
  Minerals, metals          4,162    3,862    4,232    4,052    3,954    3,948 
  Machinery, equipment      7,215    6,406    7,716    7,325    7,119    8,178 
   General                  1,316    1,178    1,338    1,361    1,342    1,573 
   Motor vehicles           1,039      904    1,024    1,055    1,043    1,085 
   Electrical               4,171    3,682    4,601    4,216    4,050    4,728 
   Others                     688      642      753      693      684      791 
  Furniture, furnishings      411      358      479      444      426      436 
  Drugs, toiletries         2,012    1,855    2,524    2,228    2,188    2,175 
  Others                    2,801    2,517    3,038    2,848    2,887    2,953 
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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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