Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade expanded 9.1 per cent to 172.3 points in third quarter 2018 as compared to the same period in 2017. The growth was driven by Retail Trade 12.1 per cent.
Seasonally adjusted Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade went up 1.9 per cent as against the second quarter 2018. The increase was propelled by Motor Vehicles and Retail Trade sub-sector with 3.1 per cent respectively.
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 6.5 per cent to 180.9 points in the third quarter 2018 as compared to third quarter 2017. The growth was supported mainly by Wholesale of Food, Beverages and Tobacco (10.3%), Wholesale of Household Goods (9.7%) and Non-specialised Wholesale Trade (8.0%).
Retail Trade Sub-sector
In third quarter 2018, the Retail Trade sub-sector registered a growth of 12.1 per cent to 178.1 points year-on-year. The growth was driven by Retail Sale of Cultural & Recreation Goods in Specialised Stores (14.4%), Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores (13.9%) and Retail Sale of Information and Communication Equipment in Specialised Stores (12.6%).
Motor Vehicles Sub-sector
Volume Index of Motor Vehicles which includes Parts and Accessories posted an increase of 7.7 per cent to 134.4 points in the third quarter 2018 as against the same quarter 2017. The increase was contributed by activity of Sales of Motor Vehicles (8.3%).
Data for third quarter 2018 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the publication fourth quarter 2018.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
12 November 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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