Japan’s July 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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                        July      June       May     April     March      Feb.
                        2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales             2.8%     -2.1%      4.8%      1.4%     -1.2%     -3.0%
Number of services      3.8%     -2.3%      6.5%      0.9%     -0.4%     -2.6%
Employees               4.0%      4.5%      4.4%      4.6%      2.7%      3.8%
 Regular                1.3%      1.1%      1.4%      1.4%     -0.2%     -0.1%
 Other                  6.7%      8.1%      7.6%      7.9%      5.6%      7.8%
Establishments          4.8%      5.3%      5.4%      6.3%      5.2%      5.4%
                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           46.919    43.437    49.150    49.200    51.738    51.157
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                        July      June       May     April     March      Feb.
                        2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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Number of services    33,271    30,333    35,115    35,170    37,320    36,936
Employees             22,498    22,499    22,372    22,383    21,860    21,819
 Regular              11,083    11,069    11,072    11,059    10,768    10,752
 Other                11,415    11,430    11,300    11,324    11,092    11,067
Establishments         1,959     1,955     1,948     1,945     1,917     1,914
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

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