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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 5.2 per cent in second quarter 2015

Release Date : Monday 10, August 2015 1200

The index of Distributive Trade grew by 5.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2015 as compared to the same quarter of 2014. The increase was contributed by the growth in all sub-sectors; Wholesale Trade (7.7%), Retail Trade (3.9%) and Motor Vehicles (1.7%).


After seasonal adjustment, index of Distributive Trade decreased to negative 1.1 per cent due to the deceleration in Retail Trade   (-4.4%) and Motor Vehicles (-0.3%) sub-sectors.


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

Original % Change
Seasonally Adjusted % Change
Index of Distributive Trade 135.8 5.2 136.0 -1.1
Index of Wholesale Trade
143.8 7.7 143.7 1.4
Index of Retail Trade
131.0 3.9 132.1 -4.4
Index of Motor Vehicles
126.6 1.7 125.9 -0.3


Performance of Wholesale Trade Sub-sector

The index of Wholesale Trade remained on steady path in the second quarter of 2015 by registering a year on year growth of  7.7 per cent. The growth was stimulated by Wholesale of Agricultural Raw Materials and Live Animals (14.1%), Other Specialised Wholesale (13.2%) and Wholesale on a Fee or Contract Basis (8.2%).


Performance of Retail Trade Sub-sector

In the second quarter of 2015, the Retail Trade sub-sector rose by  3.9 per cent year-on-year.  The increase was supported by  Retail Sale via Stalls and Markets (11.2%),  Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (10.4%) and Retail Trade Not in Stores, Stalls or Markets (6.3%).


Performance of Motor Vehicles Sub-sector

The index of Motor Vehicles which includes Parts and Accessories went up by  1.7 per cent in second quarter 2015 as compared to second quarter 2014. The growth was largely fuelled by Sale of Motor Vehicles (5.2%) and Sale of Motor Vehicles Parts and Accessories (0.1%).



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


Released By:

10 August 2015

Contact person:

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]