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Japan : Household Spending  
Definition
Household Spending is an important gauge of personal consumption, which accounts for roughly 55 percent of Japan's gross domestic product. It is part of the monthly Family Income and Spending Report.

Why Investors Care
The report looks at spending of households and gives a picture of consumer spending. Increases in household spending are favorable for the Japanese economy because high consumer spending generally leads to higher levels of economic growth. Higher spending is also a sign of consumer optimism, as households confident in their future outlook will spend more. The preferred number is the change from the previous year. The data are part of the family income and expenditure survey which is released at the same time as the employment and unemployment data.

Frequency
Monthly

Source
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Availability
Data for the reference month are released a month later. March data are released the last week of April.

Coverage
The previous month

Revisions
Yes


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