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Sales Value of Wholesale & Retail Trade Recorded RM103.5 Billion in February 2019

Release Date : Thursday 11, April 2019 1200

 

SALES VALUE OF WHOLESALE & RETAIL TRADE RECORDED RM103.5 BILLION
IN FEBRUARY 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

In the second month of  2019, sales of Wholesale & Retail Trade expanded  6.5 per cent compared to February 2018. Retail Trade sub-sector continued to be the main driver with  8.5 per cent year-on-year growth.

Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade rose  6.4 per cent to 167.8 points as against the same month a year ago. The increase was mainly attributed by Retail Trade (9.3%). Meanwhile,  seasonally  adjusted  volume  index  decreased  0.9 per cent  over  the preceding month.

Wholesale Trade

Wholesale  Trade  generated  sales  of  RM50.2 billion in February  2019,  an increase of   5.8 per cent  as  compared to the same month a year ago. The  increase was supported by Other Specialised Wholesale, Wholesale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco and Wholesale of Household Goods which  grew  6.9 per cent,  6.1 per cent and  6.0 per cent respectively. On monthly basis, sales of this sub-sector decreased  5.1 per cent. Volume index of Wholesale Trade rose  4.2 per cent to  172.6 points in February 2019 as compared to the same month of the preceding year.

 Retail Trade 

Sales of Retail Trade recorded  8.5 per cent as compared to the same period of the previous year. The expansion was propelled by Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores (10.2%), Retail Sale in Non-Specialised Stores (9.4%) and Retail  Sale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco in Specialised Stores  (8.9%).  In  terms  of  volume  index,  Retail  Trade  also  recorded   of  9.3 per cent  growth to 180.6 points in February 2019. As  for  seasonally  adjusted  index, it registered a negative growth of  1.5 per cent.

Motor Vehicles

Sales value of Motor Vehicles grew to  2.4 per cent compared to February 2018. However, month-on-month, sales value contracted  11.6 per cent.  Volume  index  of  Motor  Vehicles  increased  3.8  per  cent  to   121.8  points  compared  to  a  year  ago. For  month-on-month  comparison,  seasonally  adjusted  volume index of this sub-sector  decreased  1.0 per cent.

 

The details report are as shown in Bulletin of Wholesale & Retail Trade and Table.

 Note.

Data for February 2019 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the bulletin of March 2019.

Released By:

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

11 April 2019

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