Japan Nov household spending falls 3.2 pct yr/yr
TOKYO Dec 28 (Reuters) - Japanese household spending fell 3.2 percent in November from a year earlier in price-adjusted real terms, government data showed on Wednesday, suggesting worries about the economy sapped consumers' appetite to spend.
The fall was steeper than a median market forecast for a 1.1 percent fall and followed a 0.4 percent decline in October.
Spending declined 1.3 percent from the previous month in seasonally adjusted terms as households spent an average 273,428 yen ($3,500), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said.
Spending by wage earner households fell 4.1 percent in November from the same month a year earlier.
- Malaysian PM says lost airliner was diverted deliberately |
- Malaysia PM says lost plane's movements indicate a deliberate act
- Exclusive: Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane deliberately flown way off course - sources
- UPDATE 2-Satellite data shows missing Malaysia plane may have flown thousands of miles-source
- UPDATE 1-Rolls-Royce concurs with Malaysia on missing jet's engine data