TABLE-Japan April household spending falls 0.7 pct vs yr ago

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TOKYO, May 28 (BestGrowthStock) – Japanese household spending fell
0.7 percent in April from a year earlier in price-adjusted real
terms, against a median market forecast for a 2.4 percent rise.
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Spending declined 6.3 percent from March in seasonally
adjusted terms as households spent an average 299,996 yen
($3,299), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
said on Friday.

Spending by wage earner households fell 2.3 percent in April
from the same month a year earlier.

Following is a table of Japan’s household spending figures.
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(Changes in percent, economists’ median forecast in
parentheses):

APRIL MARCH
Overall household spending
Real (year-on-year) -0.7 (+2.4) +4.4 pct
Real (month-on-month) -6.3 (-3.0) +5.9 pct
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Wage earner households (year-on-year)
Real spending -2.3 +3.6 pct
Real average income +1.6 +0.4 pct
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To view the full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of
Internal Affairs and Communications at:

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kakei/index.htm

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(Reporting by Rie Ishiguro)

TABLE-Japan April household spending falls 0.7 pct vs yr ago