Japan Jan retail sales rise 2.3% yr/yr

By Thomson Reuters Feb 28, 2024 | 5:55 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese retail sales rose 2.3% in January from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday, marking a 23rd straight month of increase.

It was in line with the median market forecast for a 2.3% rise.

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(Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto; Writing by Satoshi Sugiyama; Editing by Chris Reese)