In a survey that indexes consumption trends based on credit card usage information, the index in the first half of last month fell by more than 18% from the same period last year.

Due to the state of emergency caused by the spread of the new coronavirus, consumption such as travel and eating out continues to decline.

Nowcasting, a data analysis company, and JCB, a major credit card company, publish an index that looks at consumption trends after protecting privacy based on card usage information.

According to it, the index from the 1st to the 15th of last month was 18.3% lower than the same period last year.

By field, "Travel" was minus 64.8%, "Accommodation" was minus 53.2%, and "Eating out" was minus 47.9%, showing a particularly large drop.

It seems that the effects of refraining from going out due to the state of emergency and shortening the business hours of restaurants are continuing.

However, compared to the previous survey in the latter half of January, the negative range of "travel" and "accommodation" has narrowed, and the company surveyed said, "Because the pace of infection spread has slowed down, we refrain from going out. It can be seen that the tendency to do so has weakened. "