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2017, gross output in Real Estate Services sector was RM32.8 bil.
2017, number of workers in Accommodation sector was 139,410 persons
Total revenue for wholesale and retail trade sector was RM1,321.7 billion in 2018

Wholesale & Retail Trade, April 2021

Release Date : Friday 11, June 2021 1200

 

WHOLESALE & RETAIL TRADE MALAYSIA RECORDS A STURDY GROWTH OF 66.2 PER CENT
TO RM 111.1 BILLION IN APRIL 2021, WITH MOTOR VEHICLES INCREASE 1,551.3 PER CENT

HIGHLIGHTS

Sales value of Wholesale & Retail Trade recorded RM111.1 billion in April 2021, registered positive growth of  66.2 per cent  year-on-year. The growth was attributed by Motor Vehicles which increased  1,551.3 per cent. Similarly, Retail Trade and Wholesale Trade rose  56.4 per cent and  40.5 per cent respectively.

In   terms   of   volume   index,   Wholesale   &   Retail   Trade   registered  a  growth  of   71.5 per cent  year-on-year  to  record  127.9 points. The increment was due to the increase of  1,687.8 per cent in Motor Vehicles. Retail Trade and Wholesale Trade also recorded a positive growth to register  63.5 per cent and  43.0 per cent respectively. As  for  seasonally  adjusted  volume  index, it  surged   5.1 per cent  month-on-month in April 2021.

Wholesale Trade

Wholesale   Trade   generated   sales   value   of   RM53.0 billion   in   April   2021,   increased  RM15.3 billion (40.5%)  as  against  April  2020. Non-specialised Wholesale Trade grew  106.1 per cent, Other Specialised Wholesale  69.1 per cent and Wholesale of Machinery, Equipment & Supplies  55.3 per cent as compared to the previous year. For  monthly  comparison,  sales  of  this  sub-sector went up  0.4 per cent.

Volume index of Wholesale Trade registered  126.5 points, climbed up  43.0 per cent year-on-year. The positive growth was recorded in Non-specialised Wholesale Trade (120.7%), Other Specialised Wholesale (70.3%) and Wholesale of Machinery, Equipment & Supplies (55.7%). As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it increased  5.9 per cent month-on-month.

Retail Trade 

Sales of Retail Trade registered a positive growth of  56.4 per cent as compared to April 2020. Among groups that contributed to this expansion were Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores (133.5%), Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (120.9%), Retail Sale of Cultural & Recreation Goods in Specialised Stores (107.8%) and Retail Sale of Other Household Equipment in Specialised Stores (103.4%). Compared with March 2021, sales of this sub-sector edged down  1.5 per cent.

Volume Index of Retail Trade recorded  63.5 per cent growth to  135.1 points as compared to April 2020. Among the groups that contributed to this growth were Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores (132.3%), Retail Sale of Cultural & Recreation Goods in Specialised Stores (114.4%), Retail Sale of Other Household Equipment in Specialised Stores (103.3%) and Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (102.7%). As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it increased  4.6 per cent as against March 2021.

Motor Vehicles

Sales value of Motor Vehicles sub-sector registered positive year-on-year growth of  1,551.3 per cent. This increase was attributed to Sale, Maintenance & Repair of Motorcycles which registered a growth of  2,450.4 per cent and Sale of Motor Vehicles  1,771.5 per cent. For monthly comparison, sales of this sub-sector contracted  7.9 per cent.

The volume index of Motor Vehicles rose  1,687.8 per cent year-on-year to reach  113.0 points. The increase was contributed by Sale, Maintenance & Repair of Motorcycles (3,102.7%) and  Sale  of  Motor  Vehicles  (2,037.4%). Seasonally  adjusted  volume  index  for  this  sub-sector inched up  0.4 per cent month-on-month.

 

 

The full publication of the Performance of Wholesale & Retail Trade, April 2021 can be downloaded from  eStatistik portal.

 Note.

Data for April 2021 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the Performance of Wholesale & Retail Trade, May 2021.

 

Released by:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
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11 June 2021
 

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Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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