Menswear sales in May ’21 were less affected for the second month in a row, according to data supplied by the Japanese Chain Store Association. In May of this year, the clothes section in Japanese chain stores achieved sales of 60,889.61 million yen ($549.57 million), down 5.30 percent from 64,326.58 million yen ($587.42 million) in April of this year. On a month-over-month basis, revenues from menswear sales climbed by 0.10 percent to 11,272.91 million yen ($101.75) in May ’21, while sales increased by 12.70 percent on a yearly basis compared to May ’20.
In May of this year, sales of womenswear products totaled 15,766.13 million yen ($142.30 million), down 2.40 percent on a month-over-month basis. In May ’21, all other forms of clothing, including children’s wear, saw a considerable drop of 8.30 percent on the monthly note, accounting for 33,850.54 million yen (US $ 305.52 million) in revenue.