Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade recorded an increase of 8.7 per cent to 173.6 points in June 2018 as compared to June 2017. The expansion was supported by both Retail Trade (10.4%) and Motor Vehicles (9.6%). Seasonally adjusted volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade increased 2.9 per cent over the preceding month.
Sales value of Wholesale & Retail Trade amounted for RM106.1 billion in June 2018. In terms of growth, the sales value increased 9.6 per cent as compared to the corresponding period in 2017, driven by Retail Trade (12.1%) and Motor Vehicles (10.1%).
Volume index of Wholesale Trade grew 6.8 per cent to 179.3 points in June 2018 as compared to June 2017. Month-on-month basis, this sub-sector (seasonally adjusted) registed an increase by 0.3 per cent.
Sales value of Wholesale Trade registered 7.4 per cent growth to RM50.4 billion as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. Month-on-month, this sub-sector registered a marginally decline of 0.3 per cent.
Year-on-year, volume index of Retail Trade registered a growth rate of 10.4 per cent to register 181.9 points in this month. Compared to May 2018, seasonally adjusted volume index of Retail Trade increased by 5.3 per cent.
Sales value of Retail Trade recorded an increase of 12.1 per cent to RM42.7 billion as compared to June 2017. Month-on-month, sales value of this sub-sector registered positive growth of 4.5 per cent.
Volume index of Motor Vehicles recorded a positive growth of 9.6 per cent to 138.5 points in June 2018 as compared to a year ago. For month-on-month comparison, seasonally adjusted volume index of this sub-sector recorded 5.5 per cent growth.
For this month, sales value of Motor Vehicles amounted to RM13.0 billion or an increase of 10.1 per cent as compared to June 2017. Month-on-month, sales value registered positive growth of 5.8 per cent.
Data for June 2018 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the bulletin of July 2018.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
10 August 2018
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