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Japan Household Spending Down 3.0 Pct in Aug.

Japan Household Spending Down 3.0 Pct in Aug.

   Tokyo, Oct. 8 (Jiji Press)--Household spending in Japan in August fell 3.0 pct from a year before in price-adjusted real terms amid a surge in COVID-19 infections, internal affairs ministry data showed Friday.
   Personal consumption fell after the government declared a fourth COVID-19 state of emergency for Tokyo in July.
   Consumption spending by households with two or more members fell to 266,638 yen on average in August after increasing 0.7 pct in July.
   Expenditures on food dropped 3.2 pct, led by a 13.4 pct decline in spending on dining out as people stayed home amid the pandemic.
   Spending on culture and entertainment service fell 3.9 pct, pushed down by a 34.4 pct tumble in spending on accommodation.

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