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News Bulletin March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016


No.257

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

The 28th Korean Statistical Mission to Japan

  The 28th statistical mission from Republic of Korea, headed by Mr. Yeonok Choi, Director-General for Social Statistics Bureau, Statistics Korea(KOSTAT), visited Japan from March 7 to 12, 2016.
  After exchanging greetings with the senior officials of the SBJ and Office of the Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards), they discussed several topics with the SBJ staff: 'Economically activity population survey' (Labor force statistics), 'Survey of Household Finance(Income, Assets and liabilities)', and 'International Cooperation in Statistics' etc.
  On March 9, they paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Atsushi KOGA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.
  After that, the mission visited the Osaka Prefectural Government (Statistics Division) and exchanged information on the statistical activities of local governments.
  Japan and Korea have been cooperating to dispatch and invite statistical missions almost every year since 1982. The main purpose of this program is to develop official statistics for both governments. The missions have included discussions on their experiences and challenges with regard to statistical issues, such as organization, surveys, tabulation and data provision, and circumstances of local statistical organizations.

The members of the 28th Korean Statistical Mission to Japan:
Mr. Yeonok Choi, Director General, Social Statistics Bureau, KOSTAT
Ms. Bokyoung Kim, Director, Welfare Statistics Division, Social Statistics Bureau, KOSTAT
Ms. Kyunghee Kim,Deputy Director, Social Statistics Planning Division, Social Statistics Bureau, KOSTAT
Ms. Yoonjung Lee, Assistant Director, International Cooperation Division, DG for Planning and Coordination, KOSTAT

Website:http://www.stat.go.jp/english/info/meetings/bilateral/korea201603.htm


RECENT RELEASES

February 16 2016


"Survey of Household Economy" (Items Related to Expenditure)(December 2015, October 2015-December 2015 and 2015 Yearly Average), (Items Related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT))(October 2015-December 2015 and 2015 Yearly Average)

- Summary Results of the December 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 increased in real terms>

  • Automobiles (second-hand): up 56.1% in nominal terms and 55.3% in real terms
  • Refrigerators: up 15.9% in nominal terms and 3.6% in real terms
  • TV: up 24.4% in nominal terms and 1.6% in real terms

<Main Items decreased in real terms>

  • Package tour costs (overseas): down 46.8% in nominal terms and 49.8% in real terms
  • Air conditioners: down 32.3% in nominal terms and 34.5% in real terms
  • Women's one-piece dresses and suits: down 28.3% in nominal terms and 29.2% in real terms
  • Automobiles (new): down 5.7% in nominal terms and 6.2% in real terms

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


Family Income and Expenditure Survey (2015 Yearly Average)

  • Expenditures for Two-or-more-person Households

    The yearly average of monthly consumption expenditures per household for 2015 was 287,373 yen, down 1.3% in nominal terms and down 2.3% in real terms from the previous year.

  • Income and Expenditures for Workers' Households

    The yearly average of monthly income per household stood at 525,669 yen, up 1.1% in nominal terms and up 0.1% in real terms from the previous year.

    The yearly average of monthly consumption expenditures per household was 315,379 yen, down 1.1% in nominal terms and down 2.1% in real terms from the previous year.

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


Family Income and Expenditure Survey (Total Households) (2015 Yearly Average)


Family Income and Expenditure Survey (One-person Households) (2015 Yearly Average)


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


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


"Labour Force Survey (Detailed Tabulation)" 2015 Yearly Average Results


"Labour Force Survey (Detailed Tabulation)" (Quarterly Average Results - Oct.-Dec. 2015-)


February 19 2016


2014 Economic Census for Business Frame (Complete Tabulation)

             http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/e-census/index.htm


Unincorporated Enterprise Survey (Trend survey) (October to December 2015)

  • The sales per establishment for October-December 2015 increased by 7.5% in "Accommodations and food services", and decreased by 2.7% in "Manufacturing" and 7.3% in "Wholesale and retail trade" and 1.2% in "Services", respectively over the previous year (corresponding period).
  • The net operating profit per establishment for October-December 2015 increased by 11.4% in "Accommodations and food services", and decreased by 2.1% in "Manufacturing", and 5.3% in "Wholesale and retail trade" and 1.9% in "Services", respectively over the previous year (corresponding period).

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

February 22 2016


"Population Estimates" (February 2016)

- As of February 1, 2016 (Provisional estimates)
<Total Population>

  • The total population was 126.81 million, a decrease of 0.18 million (0.14%) from the previous year.

- As of September1, 2015 (Final estimates)
<Total Population>

  • The total population was 126,876 thousand, a decrease of 171 thousand (0.13%) from the previous year.
  • The population aged 0 to 14 was 16,096 thousand, a decrease of 144 thousand (0.88%) from the previous year.
  • The population aged 15 to 64 was 76,987 thousand, a decrease of 916 thousand (1.18%) from the previous year.
  • The population aged 65 and over was 33,792 thousand, an increase of 889 thousand (2.70%) from the previous year.
<Japanese population>

February 26 2016


The Preliminary Counts of the 2015 Population Census of Japan

  • The total population of Japan as of October 1, 2015 was 127.11 million.
  • During the 2010-2015 period, the population of Japan declined by 947 thousand (0.7%), or, per year, by 189 thousand (0.15%).
  • It declined for the first time since the Population Census was begun in 1920.

"Retail Price Survey" (January 2016, Main Cities (February 2016, Ku-area of Tokyo))

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


Consumer Price Index (2010-base) (January 2016, Japan / February 2016, Ku-area of Tokyo (preliminary))

  • The consumer price index for Japan in January 2016 was 103.0 (2010=100), down 0.4% from the previous month, and the same level as the previous year.
  • The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in February 2016 (preliminary) was 101.7 (2010=100), up 0.4% from the previous month, and up 0.1% over the year.

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

February 29 2016


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

  • Monthly sales: 30.8 trillion yen, up 3.0% over the year.
  • Demand Situation DI: 1.0 over the year.
  • Number of persons working at the Location of Establishment: 28.72 million persons, up 0.6% over the year.

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

Annual Report on the Monthly Survey on Service Industries (2014)

  • Sales (average per month) of service industries amounted to 29.40 trillion yen in 2014.
  • The number of persons working at the location of establishment (annual average) amounted to 28.47 million in 2014.
  • The monthly sales in 2014 increased in every month, compared with the previous year.
  • The monthly number of persons working at the location of establishment in 2014 increased in every month, compared with the previous year.
  • Demand Situation DI compared with the previous year to service industry in 2014 decreased in month except January, March, September and October.

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/mssi/report/2014/index.htm

"Monthly Report on Internal Migration in Japan" (January 2016)

  • The number of internal migrants (All nationalities) was 316,102, a decrease of 3,652(1.1%) from the previous year.
  • The number of inter-prefectural migrants (All nationalities) was 139,497, a decrease of 456 (0.3%) from the previous year.
  • The number of intra-prefectural migrants (All nationalities) was 176,605, a decrease of 3,196 (1.8%) from the previous year.
  • The number of internal migrants (Japanese) was 292,353, a decrease of 5,072 (1.7%) from the previous year.
  • The number of inter-prefectural migrants (Japanese) was 128,076, a decrease of 1,165 (0.9%) from the previous year.
  • The number of intra-prefectural migrants (Japanese) was 164,277, a decrease of 3,907 (2.3%) from the previous year.

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

March 1 2016


Family Income and Expenditure Survey (Two-or-more-person Households : January 2016)

  • Expenditures for Two-or-more-person Households

    The average of monthly consumption expenditures per household for January 2016 was 280,973 yen, down 3.1% in both nominal and real terms from the previous year.

  • Income and Expenditures for Workers' Households

    The average of monthly income per household stood at 434,330 yen, down 1.3% in both nominal and real terms from the previous year.

    The average of consumption expenditures per household was 312,331 yen, down 2.6% in both nominal and real terms from the previous year.

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


"Labour Force Survey(Basic Tabulation)" (January 2016)

  • The number of employed persons in January 2016 was 63.99 million, an increase of 900 thousand or 1.4% from the previous year.
  • The number of unemployed persons in January 2016 was 2.11 million, a decrease of 200 thousand or 8.7% from the previous year.
  • The unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, was 3.2%.

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

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