The Distributive Trade sector increased further to 7.3 per cent in the fourth quarter 2014. This increase was propelled by Retail Trade sub-sector (11.0%), Motor Vehicles (7.3%) and Wholesale Trade (4.8%).
On a quarterly basis, sales value showed an increase of 1.6 per cent from RM240.3 billion to RM244.1 billion.
Total number of persons engaged in this sector was 1.6 million persons with an increase of 1.8 per cent or 28,371 persons as compared to the same quarter of the previous year.Quarter-on-quarter, the number of persons engaged rose by 0.6 per cent or 9,894 persons.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
10 February 2015
Norrita binti Amran
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : [email protected]