Japan’s July Pachinko Parlor Sales, Activity

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

Pachinko is a Japanese gambling game played on a machine similar to pinball.

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                         July      June       May     April     March      Feb.
                         2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales            284.4%    271.2%    262.3%    265.9%    281.2%    266.2%
Number of machines     276.3%    275.3%    275.6%    276.8%    277.4%    276.7%
Employees              279.1%    276.3%    278.8%    280.3%    275.5%    278.9%
 Regular               225.8%    221.9%    218.6%    219.4%    211.4%    214.6%
 Other                 332.5%    330.9%    339.7%    342.5%    339.4%    342.1%
Establishments         221.5%    221.8%    221.8%    221.8%    222.7%    222.2%

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                         July      June       May     April     March      Feb.
                         2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           413.972   381.952   388.298   379.727   398.700   367.320
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Number of machines    611,055   610,587   611,421   613,159   610,072   608,164
Employees              34,889    34,718    35,061    35,178    34,512    35,115
 Regular               14,990    14,860    14,830    14,917    14,311    14,448
 Other                 19,899    19,858    20,231    20,261    20,201    20,667
Establishments          1,225     1,226     1,226     1,226     1,223     1,221
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

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