Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade expanded 7.0 per cent to 166.5 points in second quarter 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017. The growth was driven by expansions in Retail Trade of 8.1 per cent.
Seasonally adjusted volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade went up 3.2 per cent as against the first quarter 2018. The increase was propelled by the Retail Trade sub-sector with 5.0 per cent.
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 grew 6.9 per cent to 177.2 points in the second quarter 2018 as compared to second quarter 2017. The growth was supported mainly by Wholesale of Household Goods ( 9.2%) and Wholesale of Food, Beverages and Tobacco (8.7%).
Retail Trade Sub-sector
In second quarter 2018, the Retail Trade sub-sector registered a growth of 8.1 per cent to 170.3 points year-on-year. The growth was driven by Retail Sale of Food, Beverages and Tobacco in Specialised Stores (11.5%) and Retail Sale of Cultural & Recreation Goods in Specialised Stores (10.7%).
Motor Vehicles Sub-sector
Volume Index of Motor Vehicles which includes Parts and Accessories posted an increase of 3.5 per cent to 129.0 points in the second quarter 2018 as against the same quarter 2017. The increase was contributed by Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicles (4.8%) and Sale, Maintenance and Repair of Motorcycles and Related Parts and Accessories (3.9%).
Data for second quarter 2018 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the publication third quarter 2018.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
10 August 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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