Consumer confidence in Japan down in April

Friday, 30. April 2021 07:04

The Japanese Consumer Confidence Index slightly declined in April to land at 34.2 points, the country's Cabinet Office reported on Friday.

According to the release, the overall livelihood index fell to 36.9 points, income growth to 36.6, employment was down to 29.1 and willingness to buy durable goods slipped to 36.2 points this month.

When it comes to price expectations, 76% of surveyed households expected prices to go up, while 14.5% of them said the prices were likely to stay unchanged. Finally, the percentage of households estimating prices will decline stood at 6.3%. The biggest change was noted in the first group, an increase of 4.7% compared to March.

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