Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade expanded 6.8 per cent to 160.8 points in fourth quarter 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016. The expansion was led by Retail Trade sub-sector with 8.3 per cent and Wholesale Trade 7.1 per cent.
Seasonally adjusted volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade increased 1.5 per cent as against the third quarter 2017. The increase was propelled by the Motor Vehicles sub-sector with 3.2 per cent.
Table 1: Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade by Sub-sector
|Seasonally Adjusted||% Change
|Volume Index of Wholesale & Retai Trade||160.8||6.8||160.7||1.5|
Volume Index of Wholesale Trade
Volume Index of Retail Trade
Volume Index of Motor Vehicles
Performance of Wholesale Trade Sub-sector
Volume Index of Wholesale Trade grew 7.1 per cent to 171.6 points in the fourth quarter 2017 as compared to fourth quarter 2016. The growth was supported by Wholesale of Agricultural Raw Material and Livestock (10.2%), Other Specialised Wholesale Trade (8.9%) and Wholesale of Machinery, Equipment and Supplies (8.0%).
Performance of Retail Trade Sub-sector
In fourth quarter 2017, the Retail Trade sub-sector registered a growth of 8.3 per cent to 163.9 points year-on-year. The growth was contributed by Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores (10.1%), Retail Sale of Cultural and Recreation Goods in Specialised Stores (9.6%) and Retail Sale of Information and Communication Equipment in Specialised Store ( 8.2%).
Performance of Motor Vehicles Sub-sector
Volume Index of Motor Vehicles which includes Parts and Accessories rose 0.2 per cent to 125.2 points in the fourth quarter 2017 as against the same quarter 2016. This increase was mainly attributed by the growth of Sale, Maintenance and Repair of Motorcycles and Related Parts and Accessories ( 3.1%), Sale of Motor Vehicles Parts and Accessories ( 2.9%), and Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicles ( 2.1%).
Data for fourth
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
9 February 2018
Ho Mei Kei
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