The amount spent by two or more households in October was down 0.6% from the same month last year, the third consecutive month of decline.

Although the state of emergency has been lifted, eating out and accommodation charges continue to decline.

According to the October household survey announced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on the 7th, the amount spent by two or more households was 280,1996 yen per household.



In real terms, excluding price fluctuations, it decreased by 0.6% from the same month last year, the third consecutive month of decline.



In October, the number of people infected with the new corona decreased nationwide, and the emergency declaration was lifted in all prefectures, but "food" including food expenses such as drinking charges decreased by 0.9%. In addition, “educational entertainment” including accommodation charges and package travel prices decreased by 5.4% in response to “GO TO Travel” last year.



On the other hand, “Transportation / Communications” increased by 10.9% due to the increase in opportunities to go out and the increase in the use of short-distance railroads.



Regarding the future outlook, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said, "Although there are signs of recovery in consumption, we would like to pay attention to the impact of the new mutant virus Omicron strain."

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