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Average household spending in July dropped 1.6 percent from a year earlier for the fourth consecutive month of decline, the government said in a report released Friday.

Inflation-adjusted average monthly spending, a key gauge of personal consumption, came to 314,946 yen per household, down due to cuts in expenditure on food and housing, said the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications.

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