TOKYO Dec 28 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
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
Spending by wage earner households fell 4.1 percent in
November from the same month a year earlier.