TOKYO -- Japan's gross domestic product for November shrank 0.1% on the month in real terms, marking the first decline in three months, the Japan Center for Economic Research said Friday.
Housing investment dropped 0.2%, with the impact of the April sales tax increase still lingering.
Capital investment slid 0.8%. Public works spending, which had been propped up by the fiscal 2013 supplementary budget, fell for the first time in eight months.
Meanwhile, consumer spending grew 0.6% after dropping in October.