Retail sales in Japan grew for two consecutive months, but Omikjon's risk loomed


Source: ennews

According to foreign media, JapanRetail sales growth in Novemberexceedexpect,The reduction of COVID-19 cases in that monthShoppers increase spending on goods and services.


To support the economy, the government approved a recordThe budget for fiscal year 2022 is $940 billion, including cash payments to families and businesses affected by the epidemic.


According to JapangovernmentAnnounced on MondayData display,In November, retail sales grew 1.9% year on year, higher than the median growth of 1.7% and 0.9% predicted by economists in October.


As commodity prices soared,Fuel sales in November increased 29.2% year on year, pushing up the overall retail trend.andsupplyChain encounterBottleneck,Also makeCar sales decline14.1%, sales of electronic products decreased by 10.6%,marketDemand for household appliancesQuantityDecrease.


Compared with last month,In November, retail sales increased by 1.2% after seasonal adjustment and 1.0% after downward revision in October.


However,suchConsumption drivenEconomicsAnabiosisPhenomenon, possibly due tonew typeOmikjonCoronavirusEmergenceUncertainty,Because this mutant virusAfter mid DecemberIt began to spread in communities in Japan's largest cities.


Senior economist of the First Life Research Instituteexpress:"So far, consumers don't care about Omicron, because the traffic data still shows an increase


JapangovernmentLast weekMeans that becauseEffect of COVID-19 mutant strain OmikronThe government temporarilyDo not consider immediate domestic changesCOVID-19 epidemic preventionLimitations.


Relevant personnel said"If the number of new infections soarsThen it will beThere are risks,currentSuch consumptiontrendtakemeetingsufferOmicron'sinfluence.andPassengers returning during the holidays may spread the infection.


stayJapangovernmentAfter the restriction is lifted in September, this monthearly stage, Japan every dayfindofCovid-19 cases have declined to less than one per million people.


Except for strict border controlBrokennewPropagation of omicron variantsofNo restrictions have been restored.

According to the latest Reuters survey of economists, the world's third largest economy will achieve an annual growth rate of6.1%。

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