The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ report on household spending in July 2022 finds that travel-related online shopping contributed to a large increase in total spending.
Online shopping spending a household was up 20.4% year on year to 21,940 JPY a month, though the ratio of online shopping households was just up 1.2% to 53%. The pandemic seems to be a trigger for an increase in online shoppings.
In detail, travel-related spending was up 2.4 times to 3,595 JYP a household, and the nominal contribution rate to the total was up 11.3%. The most-spent item was foods at 4,623 JPY a household.