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News Bulletin August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015


No.250

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

New Director-General of the Statistics Bureau

News Bulletin No.250 Picture of New Director-General of the Statistics Bureau

On July 31, 2015, Mr. Masato AIDA was appointed as Director-General of the Statistics Bureau of Japan (SBJ), succeeding Mr. Satohisa INAMI.

In his career, Mr. Aida has been engaged in a number of statistical related activities, including serving as Director, General Affairs Division, SBJ, from July 2010 to September 2012, and as Director-General, Statistical Survey Department, SBJ, from September 2012 to July 2015.




RECENT RELEASES

July 21 2015


"Population Estimates" (July 2015)

- As of July 1, 2015 (Provisional estimates)
<Total Population>

  • The total population was 126.95 million, a decrease of 0.18 million (0.15%) from the previous year.

- As of February 1, 2015 (Final estimates)
<Total Population>

  • The total population was 126,991 thousand, a decrease of 195 thousand (0.15%) from the previous year.
  • The population aged 0 to 14 was 16,191 thousand, a decrease of 156 thousand (0.95%) from the previous year.
  • The population aged 15 to 64 was 77,475 thousand, a decrease of 1,087 thousand (1.38%) from the previous year.
  • The population aged 65 and over was 33,325 thousand, an increase of 1,047 thousand (3.25%) from the previous year.
<Japanese population>

July 27 2015


" Annual Report on Internal Migration in Japan" (2014)

  • The number of intra-prefectural migrants (Japanese) decreased for the first time since 2012, and inter- and intra-prefectural migrants was the lowest on record.
  • The number of positive net-migration (Japanese) for Tokyo-to increased for the third straight year, and the number for Chiba-ken increased for the second straight year.
  • The number of positive net-migration (Japanese) for Tokyo Area increased by 12,884 persons. Nagoya Area and Osaka Area had negative net-migration for the second straight year.
  • The total number of negative net-migration (Japanese) for Iwate-ken, Miyagi-ken and Fukushima-ken was 2,974, and compared with the previous year, negative net-migration decreased by 1 person in these areas.

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/idou/2014np/index.htm


"Monthly Report on Internal Migration in Japan" (June 2015)

  • The number of internal migrants (All nationalities) was 370,989, an increase of 27,599 (8.0%) from the previous year.
  • The number of inter-prefectural migrants (All nationalities) was 161,049, an increase of 11,281 (7.5%) from the previous year.
  • The number of intra-prefectural migrants (All nationalities) was 209,940, an increase of 16,318 (8.4%) from the previous year.
  • The number of internal migrants (Japanese) was 343,704, an increase of 22,804 (7.1%) from the previous year.
  • The number of inter-prefectural migrants (Japanese) was 147,987, an increase of 8,855 (6.4%) from the previous year.
  • The number of intra-prefectural migrants (Japanese) was 195,717, an increase of 13,949 (7.7%) from the previous year.

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/idou/3.htm


July 31 2015


"Labour Force Survey (Basic Tabulation)" (June 2015)

  • The number of employed persons in June 2015 was 64.25 million, an increase of 360 thousand or 0.6% from the previous year.
  • The number of unemployed persons in June 2015 was 2.24 million, a decrease of 210 thousand or 8.6% from the previous year.
  • The unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, was 3.4%.

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/results/month/index.htm


"Labour Force Survey (Basic Tabulation)" Quarterly Average Results -Apr.-Jun.2015-

             http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/results/quarter/ft/index.htm


Family Income and Expenditure Survey (Two-or-more-person Households : June 2015)

  • Expenditures for Two-or-more-person Households

    The average of monthly consumption expenditures per household for June 2015 was 268,652 yen, down 1.5% in nominal terms and down 2.0% in real terms from the previous year.

  • Income and Expenditures for Workers' Households

    The average of monthly income per household stood at 733,589 yen, up 3.3% in nominal terms and up 2.8% in real terms from the previous year.

    The average of consumption expenditures per household was 293,042 yen, down 0.9% in nominal terms and down 1.4% in real terms from the previous year.

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kakei/156.htm


Family Income and Expenditure Survey (Savings and Liabilities) (The first quarter of 2015)

             http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/sav/index.htm


Consumer Price Index (2010-base) (June 2015, Japan / July 2015, Ku-area of Tokyo (preliminary))

  • The consumer price index for Japan in June 2015 was 103.8 (2010=100), down 0.2% from the previous month, and up 0.4% over the year.
  • The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in July 2015 (preliminary) was 102.0 (2010=100), down 0.2% from the previous month, and up 0.2% over the year.

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/cpi/1581.htm


2014 National Survey of Family Income and Expenditure (Major Durable Goods Tabulation)

  • For ownership quantities, "High efficiency water heaters" and "Solar power generation systems" had high increasing rates, compared to the previous time (2009).
  • For ownership rates, "High efficiency water heaters" and "Air-cleaning devices" increased greatly, compared to the previous time.
  • Looking at ownership rates of "Air-cleaning devices" by the household heads' age group, those in the 30s were higher than those in any other age groups.
  • Looking at ownership rates of "Solar power generation systems" by region, those in the Miyazaki and Saga prefectures in the Kyushu district were high.

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/zensho/index.htm


"Monthly Survey on Service Industries" May 2015 (preliminary)

  • Monthly sales: 27.5 trillion yen, up 1.8% over the year
  • Demand Situation DI: -1.1 over the year
  • Number of persons working at the Location of Establishment : 28.64 million persons, up 0.8% over the year

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/mssi/kekka.htm


"Retail Price Survey" (June 2015, Main Cities (July 2015, Ku-area of Tokyo))

             http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kouri/doukou/15i2.htm



August 11 2015


"Labour Force Survey(Detailed Tabulation)" (Quarterly Average Results - Apr.-Jun. 2015 -)


Family Income and Expenditure Survey (Total Households)(The second quarter of 2015)

  • Expenditures for Total Households

    The quarterly average of monthly consumption expenditures per household for April-June 2015 was 244,235 yen, up 1.3% in nominal terms and up 0.7% in real terms from the previous year.

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/sousetai/2.htm


Family Income and Expenditure Survey (One-person Households)(The second quarter of 2015)

             http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/tanshin/2.htm


"Survey of Household Economy" (Items Related to Expenditure) June 2015 (final) and April 2015-June 2015 (final), (Items Related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT)) (April 2015-June 2015)

-Summary Results of the June 2015 (final) Survey of Household Economy (Items Related to Expenditure) (Two-or-more-person households)

-Change over the year of Monthly Expenditure per household on Main Items

<Main Items decreased in real terms>

  • Package tour costs (overseas): down 45.1% in nominal terms and 42.8% in real terms
  • Air conditioners: down 34.2% in nominal terms and 36.5% in real terms
  • Gardens, trees and plants tending costs: down 29.2% in nominal terms and 29.8% in real terms
  • Rental fees for sports facilities: down 16.3% in nominal terms and 16.2% in real terms
  • Automobiles (new): down 5.9% in nominal terms and 6.5% in real terms

<Main Items increased in real terms>

  • Mobile telephones unit prices (cell phone, PHS): up 165.4% in nominal terms and 156.9% in real terms
  • Video cameras: up 29.2% in nominal terms and 40.4% in real terms
  • Washing machines: up 5.1% in nominal terms and 7.2% in real terms

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/joukyou/12.htm

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