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01.03.2016 09:45 Household spending in Japan declines 3.1% year-on-year in January

Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications released its inflation data on late Monday evening. Household spending in Japan fell 3.1% year-on-year in January, missing expectations of a 2.7% drop, after a 4.4% decline in December.


The decline was mainly driven by drops in spending on housing, fuel, education, and clothing.


Spending on housing plunged 16.1% year-on-year in January, spending on fuel slid 10.7%, spending on education dropped 7.6%, while spending on clothing declined 5.9%.

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