Retail store floor area in Japan 1985-2016

The statistic presents the floor area of retail stores in Japan from 1985 to 2016. In 1985, retail stores in Japan covered a floor area of over 94 million square meters. This number increased to almost 150 million square meters by 2007 and afterwards declined to approximately 135.34 million square meters in 2016.

Floor area of retail stores in Japan from 1985 to 2016

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

1985 to 2016

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on the Census of Commerce by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
The source provides the following information: 'Due to industrial classification change in 1991 and 2014, businesses subject to the survey change in 1999 and investigating method change in 2014, in the case where continuity from the previous survey is not ensured, the percentage of change from the previous survey is not calculated."

Values have been rounded.
Figures prior to 1988 come from previous reporting.

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