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Japan’s March Funeral Services Sales, Activity

May 14 (Bloomberg) -- 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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                       March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.
                        2014      2014      2014      2013      2013      2013
===============================================================================
                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales             1.0%     -3.1%     -2.7%     -3.5%      3.4%     -1.5%
Number of services      0.0%     -1.8%     -2.1%     -4.6%      2.3%     -1.9%
Employees               2.5%      1.8%      2.2%      2.7%      3.2%      3.0%
 Regular                0.5%      0.5%      0.9%      1.7%      1.6%      1.6%
 Other                  4.3%      3.1%      3.4%      3.7%      4.8%      4.3%
Establishments          3.8%      3.5%      3.4%      5.8%      5.9%      5.9%
                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           53.060    50.389    56.534    54.525    51.596    48.085
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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                       March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.
                        2014      2014      2014      2013      2013      2013
===============================================================================
Number of services    37,657    36,600    40,874    38,831    36,174    33,961
Employees             22,675    22,488    22,527    22,384    22,413    22,399
 Regular              10,998    10,974    11,010    10,974    10,991    11,017
 Other                11,677    11,514    11,517    11,410    11,422    11,382
Establishments         2,023     2,014     2,008     1,997     1,987     1,982
===============================================================================

SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

http://www.meti.go.jp

To contact the reporter on this story: Minh Bui in Hong Kong at mbui@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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