PERFORMANCE OF TOURISM INDUSTRY
The share of Gross Value Added of Tourism Industries (GVATI) to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) elevated to 13.7 per cent in 2014 as against 13.4 per cent in 2013. GVATI recorded a value of RM151.7 billion with a robust growth of 11.5 per cent (2013: 9.5%) as shown in Chart I. The double-digit growth was impelled by retail trade industry, food & beverage and accommodation.
In 2014, the share of Tourism Direct Gross Domestic Product (TDGDP) expanded to 6.2 per cent (2013: 5.9%) of GDP. In terms of value, TDGDP increased to RM68.3 billion from RM60.4 billion (2013) and posted a strong growth of 13.0 per cent as against last year. Retail trade and accommodation were the biggest contributor to TDGDP with a share of 38.9 per cent and 23.0 per cent respectively (Chart 2).
INBOUND TOURISM EXPENDITURE
Inbound tourism expenditure increased to RM80.1 billion (2013: RM73.4 billion) and registered a growth of 9.1 per cent (Chart 3). The higher visitor’s receipts mirrored the growth of inbound tourist arrivals which increased to 6.7 per cent in 2014 reaching 27.4 million arrivals. From the inbound tourism expenditure, tourist receipts constituted 97.6 per cent.
DOMESTIC TOURISM EXPENDITURE
Domestic tourism expenditure continued to register a double-digit growth of 16.8 per cent in 2014 (2013: 16.7%). This performance was propelled by the impressive growth recorded by shopping and retail sale of automotive fuel. In terms of share, shopping remained as the largest component of domestic tourism expenditure and accounted for 36.9 per cent (Chart 4).
EMPLOYMENT IN THE TOURISM INDUSTRY
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
6 November 2015
Norrita binti Amran
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
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