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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 5.3 per cent in third quarter 2015

Release Date : Monday 09, November 2015 1200

The index of Distributive Trade rose by 5.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2015 as compared to the same quarter of 2014. The increase was contributed by positive growth in all sub-sectors: Wholesale Trade (9.0%), Retail Trade (2.6%) and Motor Vehicles (1.9%).


After seasonal adjustment, index of Distributive Trade edged up by 0.7 per cent due to the increase in Wholesale Trade (1.4%), Motor Vehicles (0.4%) and Retail Trade (0.1%) sub-sectors.


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

Original % Change
Seasonally Adjusted % Change
Index of Distributive Trade 138.1 5.3 137.3 0.7
Index of Wholesale Trade
146.2 9.0 145.7 1.4
Index of Retail Trade
133.6 2.6 132.8 0.1
Index of Motor Vehicles
128.2 1.9 126.5 0.4


Performance of Wholesale Trade Sub-sector

The index of Wholesale Trade registered an increase of  9.0 per cent in the third quarter 2015 as compared to third quarter 2014. The increase was supported by Other Specialised Wholesale  (18.2%), Wholesale of Agricultural Raw Materials and Live Animals  (8.7%) and Wholesale on a Fee or Contract Basis  (6.2%).


Performance of Retail Trade Sub-sector

In the third quarter of 2015, the Retail Trade sub-sector grew by  2.6 per cent year-on-year. The growth was stimulated by Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (13.8%), Retail Sale of Information and Communications Equipment in Specialised Stores (5.5%) and Retail Trade via Stalls and Markets (5.0%).


Performance of Motor Vehicles Sub-sector

The index of Motor Vehicles which includes Parts and Accessories rose by 1.9 per cent in the third quarter 2015 as compared to the same quarter of 2014. The growth was boosted by Sale of Motor Vehicles  (5.6%) and Sale of Motor Vehicles Parts and Accessories  (1.2%).



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


Released By:

9 November 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]