SALES VALUE OF WHOLESALE & RETAIL TRADE RECORDED RM110.6 BILLION
IN SEPTEMBER 2019
A total of RM110.6 billion was recorded by Sales of Wholesale and Retail Trade in September 2019, grew 5.6 per cent as compared to the same month a year ago. The growth was attributed to Retail Trade which increased RM3.0 billion (+7.2%) followed by Wholesale Trade with RM2.5 billion (+4.7%). Similarly, Motor Vehicles rose RM0.5 billion (+4.4%).
Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade posted a growth of 6.0 per cent to reach 130.0 points as compared to the same month of the previous year. The key contributor for this growth was Retail Trade with 7.4 per cent. As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it decreased 3.6 per cent as against a month ago.
For performance across sub-sector, Retail Trade sub-sector led the other sub-sectors with year on year growth of 7.2 per cent. Within the same period, Wholesale Trade expanded 4.7 per cent. Likewise, Motor Vehicles were up 4.4 per cent.
The growth of 6.0 per cent in the volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade was lifted by Retail Trade (7.4%) and followed by Wholesale Trade (5.0%). Motor Vehicles advanced to 4.5 per cent within the same period.
Wholesale Trade gained sales value of RM54.8 billion in September 2019, increased RM2.4 billion (4.7%) as against the corresponding month of the previous year. The expansion was supported by Wholesale of Household Goods (6.3%), Wholesale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco (5.8%) and Other Specialised Wholesale (5.1%). For monthly comparison, sales of this sub-sector edged up 1.6 per cent from August 2019.
Volume index of Wholesale Trade expanded 5.0 per cent to 136.0 points in September 2019 as compared to the same month of the preceding year. Wholesale of Household Goods recorded the highest growth of 6.9 per cent. This was followed by Wholesale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco (6.0%) and Other Specialised Wholesale (5.6%). Seasonally adjusted volume index of this sub-sector rose 0.7 per cent as against a month ago.
Sales of Retail Trade registered an annual growth of 7.2 per cent as compared to September 2018. The expansion was fueled by Retail Sale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco In Specialised Stores (8.6%), Retail Sale of Other Goods In Specialised Stores (8.5%) and Retail Sale In Non-Spesialised Stores (8.4%).
Retail Trade rose 7.4 per cent to 134.8 points in September 2019. Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores posted a growth of 9.0 per cent. This was followed by Retail Sale of Information & Communication Equipment in Specialised Stores and Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores which registered 8.5 per cent and 8.2 per cent respectively. As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it contracted 4.9 per cent as against August 2019.
Sales value of Motor Vehicles rose to 4.4 per cent as against the corresponding period of the previous year. The increment was supported by Maintenance & Repair of Motor Vehicles with 5.8 per cent and Sales of Motor Vehicles with 4.7 per cent. Compared to a month ago, sales value dipped sharply to 14.4 per cent.
As for volume index, it increased 4.5 per cent to 97.5 points compared to a year ago. The rise was propelled by Sales of Motor Vehicles with 5.4 per cent in September 2019. For monthly comparison, seasonally adjusted volume index declined 8.8 per cent.
Data for September 2019 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the performance of October 2019.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
12 November 2019
Rohaida binti Mohamad
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
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Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my