Japan retail sales (April) +3.2% y/y (expected +2.3%)

Japanese retail sales for April
Retail Trade for April +1.4% m/m,
– expected -0.2%, prior +0.2%
Retail Trade +3.2% y/y,
– expected 2.3%, prior 2.1%
Big beats for this measure, even though earlier data on  missed. On this, Reuters cite: