Retail Sales for September m/m, +2.7%

  • expected +0.8%, prior +0.2%

Retail Sales for September y/y, +2.3%

  • expected +0.9%, prior +1.9%
Japan retail sales yoy 28 October 2014

Retail sales rising at the fastest pace since March. Retail sales have been soft after the sales tax hike on April 1 … but a decent jump in September. Consumer spending gradually improving.