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Japan Sept retail sales fall 8.7% year/year - govt

TOKYO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales fell 8.7% in September from a year earlier, down for a seventh straight month, government data showed on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic kept a lid on consumers’ shopping appetite.

That compared with a median market forecast for a 7.7% drop.

To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry at:

here (Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto, writing by Kaori Kaneko Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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