Share of companies experiencing impact of COVID-19 on monthly sales growth Japan 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) impacted the sales of the majority of business enterprises in Japan negatively, as revealed by a survey conducted from May 28 to June 9 in 2020. According to the survey results, close to 18 percent of Japanese companies reported a sales decline of 11 to 20 percent in May 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. In total, approximately 87 percent of companies stated a decline in monthly revenue in May compared to the previous year.

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Share of business enterprises in Japan experiencing an impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on monthly sales revenue growth based on index score as of May 2020

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

May 28 to June 9, 2020

Number of respondents

9,952 business enterprises

Special properties

sales revenue in the same month in 2019 as an index of 100 points

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "To what degree did the sales of your company change, if the same month in the previous year were to be indexed at 100?"

Figures may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding by the source.

Number of business enterprises in the survey
Revenue growth in February: n= 4,764
Revenue growth in March: n= 6,901
Revenue growth in April: n=10,905

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