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Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade expanded 7.4 per cent to 157.9 points in the third quarter 2017

Release Date : Thursday 09, November 2017 1200


Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade grew  7.4 per cent to  157.9 points in third quarter 2017 as  compared to the same period in 2016. The growth was led by Retail Trade sub-sector with  10.4 per cent.

Seasonally adjusted volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade increased  1.4 per cent as against the second quarter 2017. The increase was supported by the Wholesale Trade sub-sector with  3.1 per cent.


Table 1: Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade  by Sub-sector

Volume Index
Original % Change
Seasonally Adjusted % Change
Volume Index of Wholesale & Retai Trade 157.9 7.4 158.3 1.4
Volume Index of Wholesale Trade
169.9 6.6 170.1 3.1
Volume Index of Retail Trade
158.7 10.4 160.9 0.3
Volume Index of Motor Vehicles
124.8 0.3 122.6 -0.8


Performance of Wholesale Trade Sub-sector

Volume Index of Wholesale Trade rose  6.6 per cent to   169.9 points in the third quarter 2017 as compared to third quarter 2016. The growth was contributed by Other Specialised Wholesale Trade  (9.1%).


Performance of Retail Trade Sub-sector

In third quarter 2017, the Retail Trade sub-sector expanded  10.4 per cent to  158.7 points year-on-year. The growth was backed by Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores  (13.3%) and Retail Sale of Information and Communication Equipment in Specialised Store  (12.4%).


Performance of Motor Vehicles Sub-sector

Volume Index of Motor Vehicles which includes Parts and Accessories registered an increase of  0.3 per cent to  124.8 points in the third quarter 2017 as against the same quarter 2016. This increase was mainly contributed by the growth in Sale of Motor Vehicles Parts and Accessories  (2.7%), Sale, Maintenance and Repair of Motorcycles and  Related Parts and Accessories  (2.0%) and Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicles  (2.0%).



Data for third quarter 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the  publication fourth quarter 2017.


Released By:

9 November 2017

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 : mkho[at]stats.gov.my