December 28, 2011 / 12:00 AM / 7 years ago

Japan Nov retail sales fall 2.3 pct year/year

TOKYO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales
unexpectedly fell 2.3 percent in November from a year earlier,
government data showed on Wednesday, suggesting worries about
the economy are weighing on consumer spending.	
    The fall compared with a median market forecast for a 0.1
percent increase, and followed a 1.9 percent rise in the year to
October, the data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and
Industry (METI) showed.	
    Details were as follows (previous figures may be revised; 
economists' median forecast in parentheses):
 	
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   Retail sales    NOVEMBER    OCTOBER    SEPTEMBER	
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   year/year    -2.3 (+0.1)     +1.9         -1.1
   month/month  -2.1            +1.4         -1.4
 	
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    To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of 
Economy, Trade and Industry at:
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