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Japan's family spending in June falls 4.2 pct

TOKYO, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — Japan’s family spending in June fell 4.2 p.c from a 12 months earlier, a fourth month of decline, as inflation continued to strain consumption, authorities information confirmed on Tuesday.

Households of two or extra individuals spent a median of 275,545 yen (about 1,900 U.S. {dollars}). On a seasonally adjusted, month-on-month foundation, family spending elevated 0.9 pct, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications mentioned.

The information is a key indicator of personal consumption, which accounts for greater than half of the nation’s gross home product.

By class, spending on furnishings and residential home equipment equivalent to air conditioners and washing machines plummeted 17.6 p.c from a 12 months earlier, whereas medical care expenditures plunged 8.5 p.c, in keeping with the ministry.

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