Japan’s July 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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                        July      June       May     April     March      Feb.
                        2014      2014      2014      2014      2014      2014
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                   -----------------------------YOY%---------------------------
Total sales            -2.1%      0.6%     -1.3%      0.3%      1.0%     -3.1%
Number of services     -3.7%      0.9%     -2.4%     -0.2%      0.2%     -1.8%
Employees               2.8%      2.5%      2.9%      2.6%      2.5%      1.8%
 Regular                3.7%      3.8%      3.4%      3.1%      0.5%      0.5%
 Other                  1.9%      1.2%      2.4%      2.0%      4.3%      3.1%
Establishments          5.0%      5.0%      5.1%      5.0%      3.8%      3.5%
                   ---------------------------(Yen bln)------------------------
Total sales           45.965    43.792    48.103    49.174    53.089    50.389
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                        July      June       May     April     March      Feb.
                        2014      2014      2014      2014      2014      2014
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Number of services    31,772    30,529    33,936    34,668    37,702    36,600
Employees             23,111    23,086    23,064    22,991    22,675    22,488
 Regular              11,525    11,517    11,496    11,434    10,998    10,974
 Other                11,586    11,569    11,568    11,557    11,677    11,514
Establishments         2,067     2,063     2,058     2,053     2,023     2,014
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SOURCE: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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