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Japan’s household spending fell a real 1.9% in September from a year earlier, down for the second straight month, as consumption was affected by sluggish car sales and a prolonged state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Friday.

Average spending by households with two or more people in real terms stood at ¥265,306 ($2,330), according to the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry. It declined 3.0% in August.

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