Japan July retail sales rise 2.4% year/year - govt

Credit: REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales rose 2.4% in July from a year earlier, growing for a fifth straight month, government data showed on Wednesday.

The median market forecast was for a 1.9% gain.

To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry at: http://www.meti.go.jp/english/statistics/tyo/syoudou/index.html

(Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto; Writing by Daniel Leussink Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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