Sales value of Wholesale & Retail Trade stood at RM96.9 billion in June 2017, registering 8.6 per cent growth as compared to the corresponding period in 2016. The sales value consists of Wholesale Trade (RM46.9 billion), Retail Trade (RM38.1 billion) and Motor Vehicles (RM11.8 billion) businesses. The positive growth was contributed by Retail Trade (13.9%).
Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade rose 7.0 per cent to 159.7 points in June 2017 as compared to June 2016. The growth was supported by the increase in Retail Trade (12.7 %). Seasonally adjusted volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade increased 0.1 per cent as compared to the preceding month.
Wholesale Trade Business
Sales value of Wholesale Trade business registered 8.4 per cent growth to RM46.9 billion as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. Month-on-month, sales value of this business increased 0.2 per cent.
Volume index of Wholesale Trade grew 5.7 per cent to 167.8 points in June 2017 as compared to June 2016. Month-on-month, volume index of Wholesale Trade (seasonally adjusted) decreased 0.1 per cent as against the previous month.
Retail Trade Business
Retail Trade business recorded an increase in sales value to RM38.1 billion or 13.9 per cent as compared to last year. Month-on-month, this business increased 1.9 per cent.
Volume index of Retail Trade rose 12.7 per cent to 164.7 points in June 2017 as compared to the same month a year earlier. Compared to May 2017, seasonally adjusted volume index of Retail Trade went up 3.2 per cent.
Motor Vehicles Business
In this month, sales value of Motor Vehicles business decreased 4.8 per cent to RM11.8 billion as compared to the same month of the preceding year. Sales value of Motor Vehicles business declined 6.7 per cent as compared to the previous month.
Year-on-year, volume index of Motor Vehicles decreased 6.3 per cent to 126.4 points in June 2017. Seasonally adjusted volume index of Motor Vehicles went down 8.8 per cent in June 2017 as against May 2017.
Data for June 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the bulletin of July 2017.
DR MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
10 August 2017
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my