Japanese Household Spending Down
Feb 28, 2003
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Spending by Japanese wage-earning households fell a real 3.5 percent in January from a year earlier after a fall of 3.5 percent in December, the government said.

The average monthly spending of wage-earning households came to 319,809 yen (U.S. $2,721), the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications said in a preliminary report. (Kyodo News)

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