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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

Volume Index of Services recorded a growth of 7.8 per cent to 165.2 points in third quarter 2018

Release Date : Monday 12, November 2018 1200

 

Performance of Services Sector

Volume Index of Services recorded a growth of  7.8 per cent to 165.2 points in third quarter 2018 as compared to the same quarter previous year.

The increase was contributed by Wholesale & Retail Trade, Food & Beverages and Accommodation segment  (9.0%). Seasonally adjusted volume index of this sector increased by 2.4 per cent as compared to the previous quarter.

 

                           Performance by Segment

 

Wholesale & Retail Trade, Food & Beverages and Accommodation

The segment of Wholesale & Retail Trade, Food & Beverages and Accommodation posted a positive growth of  9.0 per cent as compared with the  same quarter of 2017. This increase was underpinned by Food & Beverages and Wholesale & Retail Trade sub-sectors, 9.7 per cent and 9.1 per cent respectively. Seasonally adjusted volume index of this segment rose by 1.9 per cent as compared to the previous quarter.

 

Finance, Real Estate and Professional

The volume index of Finance, Real Estate and Professional segment grew by  6.3 per cent as compared to the corresponding quarter of 2017. This increase was spurred by the growth in Professional sub-sector at  11.3 per cent. Seasonally adjusted volume index of Finance, Real Estate and Professional segment went up by  3.9 per cent as against second quarter 2018.

 

Information & Communication and Transportation & Storage             

Information & Communication and Transportation & Storage segment expanded by 7.5 per cent as compared with the same quarter of previous year. This growth was supported by Information & Communication sub-sector at  8.4 per cent. On a quarterly basis, seasonally adjusted volume index in this segment increased by 1.7 per cent.

 

Other Services

Other Services  segment registered a growth of  6.6 per cent as compared to the third quarter of 2017. This increase was primarily reflected by the positive growth in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation sub-sector at  8.6 per cent. Seasonally adjusted volume index of Other Services segment edged up by  2.0 per cent as against second quarter 2018.

 

 

 

 *Notes:

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.

 

Released By:

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

12 November 2018

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]dosm.gov.my

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