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JGBS AUCTION

Japanese MOF sells Y2.0485tn 5-Year JGBs:

Release for:  September 2018
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Percent change from three months prior
Calculated by MNI from seasonally adjusted levels
                                      Sep-18   Aug-18   Jul-18   Jun-18   May-18
Retail trade & food services             0.8      0.9      2.1      1.8      2.3
 Total (ex.motor vehicle)                0.9      1.3      2.5      2.1      2.2
   Retail Trade                          0.9      0.6      1.6      1.5      2.1
GAFO                                    #N/A      0.0      1.8      1.1      1.9
Motor vehicle & parts dealers            0.3     -0.6      0.5      0.7      2.8
 Auto & other motor veh. dealers         0.1     -0.7      0.5      0.8      2.8
Furniture, home furnishings              0.8      0.0     -1.1      1.1      1.6
Electronics & appliance stores           1.6      1.6      1.1      1.6      1.3
Building material, garden eq.            1.2      1.1      2.3      1.5      0.2
 Building mat. & supplies dealers       #N/A      0.6      1.6      2.2      2.0
Food & beverage stores                   0.6      0.2      0.7      0.5      1.0
 Grocery stores                          0.4      0.3      0.7      0.6      1.1
 Beer, wine & liquor stores             #N/A     -0.5      0.5      0.1      1.0
Health & personal care stores            0.2      1.1      2.2      3.4      3.8
 Pharmacies & drug stores               #N/A      2.2      3.2      3.2      3.8
Gasoline stations                        0.7      2.1      3.9      3.9      3.3
Clothing & accessories stores           -0.7     -2.3      3.5      3.3      4.5
 Men's clothing stores                  #N/A      1.0     -1.8      2.9      3.4
 Women's clothing stores                #N/A     -0.9      2.2      2.2      5.3
 Shoe stores                            #N/A     -5.7      4.5      4.2      6.1
Sport goods, hobby, book, music         -1.1     -3.9     -4.4     -3.7     -0.9
General merchandise stores               1.5      1.1      2.3      0.7      1.4
 Department stores                      -0.4     -1.8      0.6     -0.2      2.2
 Other general merchandise stores       #N/A      1.8      2.8      1.0      1.2
  Warehouse clubs & superstores         #N/A      2.0      3.0      0.9      0.8
  All other gen. merch. stores          #N/A      0.9      1.7      1.4      3.0
Miscellaneous store retailers            0.3     -1.3     -2.1      0.3      0.7
Nonstore retailers                       3.2      3.0      2.8      2.4      2.4
 Electronic shopping, mail-order        #N/A      3.4      3.3      2.4      1.9
Food services & drinking places         -0.4      3.2      5.7      4.3      3.7
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Calculated by Market News:
Total excl motor vehicle, gasoline       0.9      1.2      2.3      1.9      2.1
Total excl gasoline                      0.8      0.8      1.9      1.6      2.2
Total ex autos and bldg. materials       0.9      1.3      2.5      2.1      2.4
Total ex autos,bldg. materials,gas       0.9      1.2      2.3      1.9      2.3
Total ex mv, bldg. materials, gas        0.9      1.2      2.3      1.9      2.3
Retail Trade ex autos, bldg mat, ga      1.2      0.7      1.6      1.4      1.9
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