In 2019, volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade recorded a growth of 6.1 per cent to 129.5 points. In the fourth quarter, volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade increased 5.7 per cent to 132.8 points as compared to the same period in 2018. Retail Trade was the key performer by registering 6.9 per cent.
As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it increased 0.2 per cent as against the third quarter of 2019. Wholesale Trade and Retail Trade recorded a positive growth of 0.4 per cent and 0.2 per cent respectively. Meanwhile, Motor Vehicles contracted 1.8 per cent as compared to the previous quarter.
Table 1: Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade by Sub-sector
|Seasonally Adjusted||% Change
Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade
Volume index of Wholesale Trade
Volume index of Retail Trade
Volume index of Motor Vehicles
Wholesale Trade Sub-sector
Volume index of Wholesale Trade posted a growth of 4.9 per cent to 131.8 points in the fourth quarter 2019 as compared to the same quarter in 2018. The growth was bolstered by Wholesale of Household Goods (6.3%) and Other Specialised Wholesale (6.1%).
Retail Trade Sub-sector
In fourth quarter 2019, Retail Trade sub-sector expanded 6.9 per cent to 144.2 points year-on-year. The growth was attributed to Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (8.7%) and Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores (8.2%).
Motor Vehicles Sub-sector
Volume index of Motor Vehicles increased 3.6 per cent to 103.9 points in the fourth quarter 2019 as against the same period in 2018. The increase was fueled by Sale of Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories and Sale of Motor Vehicles which expanded 4.3 per cent and 3.7 per cent respectively.
Data for fourth quarter 2019 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the publication first quarter 2020.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
10 February 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab. Razak
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Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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