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2015, gross output in Real Estate Services sector was RM28.1 bil.
2015, number of workers in Accommodation sector was 130,765 persons
2014, Distributive Trade recorded sales value of RM951.3b

Index of Distributive Trade grew by 6.2 per cent in fourth quarter 2015

Release Date : Thursday 11, February 2016 1200

The Index of Distributive Trade posted a growth of 6.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015 as compared to the same quarter of 2014. The growth was supported by the increase in Wholesale Trade (8.6%), Motor Vehicles (4.5%) and Retail Trade (4.2%)    sub-sectors.


The seasonally adjusted Index of Distributive Trade went up by 3.6 per cent as againt the third quarter of 2015. The increase was driven by Retail Trade (5.3%), Motor Vehicles (2.9%) and  Wholesale Trade (2.4%) sub-sectors.


Table 1: Performance of Distributive Trade Index by Sub-sector

Original % Change
Seasonally Adjusted % Change
Index of Distributive Trade 141.8 6.2 142.1 3.6
Index of Wholesale Trade
149.4 8.6 149.2 2.4
Index of Retail Trade
140.1 4.2 139.9 5.3
Index of Motor Vehicles
127.5 4.5 130.2 2.9


Performance of Wholesale Trade Sub-sector

The index of Wholesale Trade expanded by 8.6 per cent in the fourth quarter 2015 over the fourth quarter 2014. The increase was contributed by Other Specialised Wholesale (18.2%), Wholesale on a Fee or Contract Basis (6.4%) and  Wholesale of Agricultural Raw Materials and Live Animals (5.6%).


Performance of Retail Trade Sub-sector

In the fourth quarter of 2015, the Retail Trade sub-sector   increased by 4.2 per cent year-on-year. The growth was supported by Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (23.2%), Retail Sale of Information and Communications Equipment in Specialised Stores (6.6%) and Retail Sale of Cultural and Recreation Goods in Specialised Stores (5.4%).


Performance of Motor Vehicles Sub-sector

The index of Motor Vehicles which includes Parts and Accessories went up by 4.5 per cent in the fourth quarter 2015 as compared to the same quarter of 2014. The growth was driven by Sale of Motor Vehicles (9.7%) and Sale of Motor Vehicles Parts and  Accessories (2.3%).




Data for fourth quarter 2015 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the publication first quarter 2016.


Released By:

11 February 2016

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : [email protected]