September 29, 2016 / 11:52 PM / in a year

Japan August household spending falls 4.6 percent year-on-year: govt

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese household spending fell 4.6 percent in August from a year earlier in price-adjusted real terms, data by the Ministry OF Internal Affairs and Communications showed on Friday, a sign of persistent weakness in private consumption.

The year-on-year fall compared with the median market forecast for a 2.5 percent fall and followed a 0.5 percent drop in July, the data showed.

To view the full tables, go to the ministry's website at:here

Reporting by Sumio Ito; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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