Japan Sept household spending rises 3.7 pct vs yr ago

Reuters

TOKYO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Japanese household spending rose3.7 percent in September from a year earlier in price-adjustedreal terms, government data showed on Tuesday, in a sign thatconsumer spending may have recovered from a slight dip.

The rise was more than economists' median forecast for a 0.5percent annual increase and followed a 1.6 percent decline inthe year to August.

Spending in September rose 1.6 percent from the previousmonth in seasonally adjusted terms as households spent anaverage 280,692 yen ($2,900), the Ministry of Internal Affairsand Communications said on Tuesday.

Spending by wage earner households rose 0.9 percent inSeptember from the same month a year earlier.

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