Japan’s July Wedding Services Sales, Activity

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

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                                July      June       May     April     March
                                2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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                           ------------------------YOY%------------------------
Total sales                    -9.1%     -1.2%     -1.1%    -12.5%     -6.0%
Number of services handled     -6.9%     -3.1%     -2.9%    -14.2%     -4.6%
Employees                      -7.4%     -6.2%     -5.1%     -3.7%     -5.6%
 Regular                       -2.3%     -4.6%     -4.7%     -4.7%     -3.6%
 Other                        -10.4%     -7.2%     -5.3%     -3.1%     -6.8%
                           ----------------------(Yen bln)---------------------
Total sales                    8.963    14.206    14.352    12.997    15.946
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Number of services handled     3,268     4,587     4,811     4,260     5,516
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                                July      June       May     April     March
                                2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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Average operating days           5.7       7.2       7.0       6.6       8.1
Employees                     16,515    17,072    17,343    17,193    17,194
 Regular                       6,506     6,616     6,555     6,563     6,443
 Other                        10,009    10,456    10,788    10,630    10,751
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

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