Consumer sentiment in Japan has continued to decline towards the end of the third quarter, with all categories experiencing a drop. According to the data, overall livelihood dropped to 32.0, showing a decrease of 0.9. Income growth also decreased slightly to 38.7, reflecting a drop of 0.3. Employment sentiment was at 41.1, a decline of 1.6, indicating a decrease in confidence about the job market. Additionally, consumers’ willingness to purchase durable goods fell to 29.0, representing a 1.0 decrease.
In Japan, consumer sentiment has seen a further decline as the third quarter draws to a close. All areas of consumer sentiment have been affected by this downturn. Overall livelihood, which indicates the general well-being of consumers, experienced a decrease of 0.9, dropping to a level of 32.0. This decline may reflect concerns about the overall economic situation in the country.
Income growth, another category closely monitored, also saw a small decrease. It dropped by 0.3, resulting in a sentiment measure of 38.7. This decrease suggests that consumers are becoming more cautious about their financial situation, potentially affecting their spending behavior.
Employment sentiment also took a hit, dropping by 1.6 to a level of 41.1. This decline could indicate a lack of confidence in the job market, leading to increased uncertainty among consumers about their employment prospects.
Furthermore, the sentiment towards purchasing durable goods, such as big-ticket items, declined by 1.0 to reach a measure of 29.0. This decrease in willingness to buy durable goods highlights a growing pessimism among consumers, possibly due to economic uncertainty and concerns about future financial stability.