Japan’s February 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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                        Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.     Sept.
                        2013      2013      2012      2012      2012      2012
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales            -3.0%      5.5%      4.9%      2.1%      3.7%      1.7%
Number of services     -2.6%      5.3%      5.8%      3.3%      4.9%      2.7%
Employees               3.8%      3.4%      3.6%      3.1%      3.5%      2.9%
 Regular                0.0%     -0.4%      0.1%      0.2%      0.5%      0.7%
 Other                  7.8%      7.5%      7.1%      6.0%      6.7%      5.2%
Establishments          5.4%      4.9%      4.6%      4.4%      4.8%      4.5%
                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           51.179    56.570    55.965    49.452    48.357    44.831
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                        Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.     Sept.
                        2013      2013      2012      2012      2012      2012
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Number of services    36,935    40,880    40,278    34,992    34,262    31,564
Employees             21,820    21,776    21,786    21,719    21,749    21,654
 Regular              10,758    10,738    10,787    10,816    10,840    10,857
 Other                11,062    11,038    10,999    10,903    10,909    10,797
Establishments         1,914     1,909     1,888     1,876     1,872     1,865
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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