Japan’s August 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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                         Aug.      July      June       May     April     March
                         2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales            299.6%    284.4%    271.2%    262.3%    265.9%    281.2%
Number of machines     274.0%    276.3%    275.3%    275.6%    276.8%    277.4%
Employees              269.6%    279.2%    276.3%    278.8%    280.3%    275.5%
 Regular               211.2%    225.8%    221.9%    218.6%    219.4%    211.4%
 Other                 329.5%    332.6%    330.9%    339.7%    342.5%    339.4%
Establishments         216.0%    221.5%    221.8%    221.8%    221.8%    222.7%

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                         Aug.      July      June       May     April     March
                         2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
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                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           425.192   413.965   381.952   388.298   379.727   398.700
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Number of machines    616,998   611,055   610,587   611,421   613,159   610,072
Employees              34,276    34,891    34,718    35,061    35,178    34,512
 Regular               14,616    14,989    14,860    14,830    14,917    14,311
 Other                 19,660    19,902    19,858    20,231    20,261    20,201
Establishments          1,226     1,225     1,226     1,226     1,226     1,223
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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