Japan’s June Funeral Services Sales, Activity

Following are the details of Japan’s funeral services sales, activity and employment from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo.

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                        June       May     April     March      Feb.      Jan.
                        2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales            -2.5%      4.8%      1.4%     -1.2%     -3.0%      5.5%
Number of services     -2.7%      6.5%      0.9%     -0.4%     -2.6%      5.3%
Employees               4.5%      4.4%      4.6%      2.7%      3.8%      3.4%
 Regular                1.1%      1.4%      1.4%     -0.2%     -0.1%     -0.4%
 Other                  8.0%      7.6%      7.9%      5.6%      7.8%      7.5%
Establishments          5.4%      5.4%      6.3%      5.2%      5.4%      4.9%
                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           43.284    49.150    49.200    51.738    51.157    56.570
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                        June       May     April     March      Feb.      Jan.
                        2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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Number of services    30,204    35,115    35,170    37,320    36,936    40,880
Employees             22,496    22,372    22,383    21,860    21,819    21,776
 Regular              11,069    11,072    11,059    10,768    10,752    10,738
 Other                11,427    11,300    11,324    11,092    11,067    11,038
Establishments         1,956     1,948     1,945     1,917     1,914     1,909
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

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