Japan’s March 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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                        March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.
                         2014      2014      2014      2013      2013      2013
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales              0.5%     -3.0%      1.2%    276.0%    269.8%    265.0%
Number of machines       2.4%      2.5%      2.7%    272.1%    272.2%    269.4%
Employees               -4.1%     -6.3%     -5.6%    269.7%    265.2%    265.4%
 Regular                 0.5%     -0.3%      0.3%    216.0%    212.4%    212.1%
 Other                  -7.3%    -10.4%     -9.7%    325.3%    319.4%    320.1%
Establishments           1.7%      1.6%      1.5%    216.9%    216.0%    216.2%

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                        March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.
                         2014      2014      2014      2013      2013      2013
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                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           400.586   356.345   421.076   401.245   351.597   367.690
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Number of machines    624,657   623,177   623,314   622,968   616,396   612,750
Employees              33,109    32,914    33,136    33,495    33,724    33,881
 Regular               14,388    14,400    14,467    14,541    14,610    14,667
 Other                 18,721    18,514    18,669    18,954    19,114    19,214
Establishments          1,244     1,240     1,237     1,236     1,226     1,227
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

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