Latest data from the Japan Chain Stores Association - 21 February 2018
- Prior y/y +0.9%
This reading generally tracks the resale of new/used goods to the public, for household consumption. A general consumption indicator, not a very major one - just a small glimpse into consumer sentiment.
Similarly to the department store sales data earlier, it's one of the figures in the build up towards the retail sales data at the end of the month.