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2015, gross output in Real Estate Services sector was RM28.1 bil.
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Volume Index of Services second quarter 2019

Release Date : Tuesday 13, August 2019 1200

 

Performance of Services Sector

Volume Index of Services portrayed an increasing trend of 6.4 per cent to 126.5 points in second quarter 2019 as compared to the same quarter of previous year.

The increase  of  Services  sector  in  the second quarter of 2019 was led by Wholesale & Retail Trade, Food & Beverages and Accommodation segment, (6.6%) and Information & Communication and Transportation & Storage segment, (6.4%). Seasonally  adjusted  volume  index  of  this  sector  edged  up  by 1.2 per cent to 127.2 points as compared to the previous quarter.

 

                                                           Performance by Segment

 

Wholesale & Retail Trade, Food & Beverages and Accommodation

Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade, Food & Beverages and Accommodation segment rose by  6.6 per cent as compared with the same quarter of 2018. The growth was contributed by Food & Beverages sub-sector, 10.0 per cent and Accommodation sub-sector, 6.8 per cent. Seasonally adjusted volume index of this segment went up by 2.6 per cent as compared to the previous quarter.

 

Business Services and Finance

Business Services and Finance segment registered an increase of  6.2 per cent as compared to the corresponding quarter of 2018. The growth was primarily reflected by Professional, Scientific & Technical  and Administrative & Support Services sub-sector at 9.5 per cent. Seasonally adjusted volume index of Business Services and Finance segment decreased by  1.5 per cent as against first quarter 2019.

 

Information & Communication and Transportation & Storage             

The  segment  of  Information  &  Communication  and  Transportation  &  Storage  segment  registered  a  positive  growth  of  6.4 per cent  as  compared  with the  same  quarter  of  previous year. This  increase  was  stimulated  by  Transportation & Storage sub-sector with 6.7 per cent. Meanwhile, the seasonally adjusted volume index in this segment grew by  1.8 per cent.

 

Other Services

Volume index of Other Services segment experienced an increase of  6.0 per cent as compared to the second quarter of 2018. This was induced  by the vigorous performance of Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Personal Services & Other Activities sub-sector at 7.4 per cent. Seasonally adjusted volume index of Other Services segment increased by  1.0 per cent in second quarter 2019.

 

 

 

 *Notes:

Data for second  quarter 2019 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the publication third quarter 2019.

 

Released By:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

13 August 2019

Contact person:

Rohaida binti Mohamad 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my

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