Japan July retail sales rise 3.9 pct year/year

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TOKYO, Aug 31 (BestGrowthStock) – Japanese retail sales rose 3.9
percent in July from a year earlier, slightly more than a median
market forecast for a 3.5 percent annual increase, data showed on
Tuesday.

Details were as follows (previous figures may be revised;
economists’ median forecast in parentheses):
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Retail sales JULY JUNE MAY
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year/year +3.9 (+3.5) +3.3 +2.9

month/month +0.7 +0.4 -2.0
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To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry at:
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/statistics/tyo/syoudou/index.html
(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

Japan July retail sales rise 3.9 pct year/year