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Japan Household Spending Up 1.1 Pct in Nov.

Japan Household Spending Up 1.1 Pct in Nov.

   Tokyo, Jan. 8 (Jiji Press)--Household spending in Japan rose 1.1 pct in November from a year before in price-adjusted real terms, led by expenditures tied to stay-at-home demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Friday.
   Consumption spending by households with two or more members averaged 278,718 yen, growing for the second consecutive month, according to the internal affairs ministry data.
   Expenditures on fresh meat rose 8.8 pct and those on prepared frozen foods climbed 18.9 pct. Durable goods spending was robust as well.
   On the other hand, spending related to outings went down.
   Expenditures on dining plunged 8.2 pct. Spending on drinking and on train fares also fell.

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