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2010, revenue in Real Estate Services sector was RM34.0 bil.
2010, number of workers in Accommodation sector was 110,535
2014, Distributive Trade recorded sales value of RM951.3b

Sales value of Wholesale & Retail Trade stood at RM93.6 billion in January 2017

Release Date : Wednesday 15, March 2017 1200

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Sales value of Wholesale & Retail Trade stood at  RM93.6 billion in January 2017, registering  8.0 per cent growth  as  compared  to  the  corresponding   period   in  2016.   The    sales   value   consists   of    Wholesale    Trade   (RM46.1  billion),   Retail   Trade   (RM36.1 billion)  and  Motor Vehicles (RM11.4 billion) businesses. The positive growth was contributed  by  Retail  Trade (9.0%)  and   Wholesale  Trade  (8.4%) businesses.

The index of Wholesale & Retail Trade which measures the volume changes rose  5.6 per cent to 152.1 points in January 2017 as compared to January 2016. The growth was led by Retail Trade (7.0%), Wholesale Trade (5.4%) and Motor Vehicles (2.4%). However, the seasonally adjusted index of  Wholesale & Retail Trade decreased  1.5 per cent as compared to the preceding month.

 

Wholesale Trade Business

Sales value of Wholesale Trade business registered  8.4 per cent growth to  RM46.1 billion as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. On a monthly basis, sales value of this business increased  0.8 per cent.

The  index  of  Wholesale  Trade  grew  5.4 per  cent  to  159.9  points   in   January   2017   as   compared   to   January   2016.  Month-on-month,  the  index  of  Wholesale  Trade  (seasonally adjusted)  decreased  1.7 per cent  as  against  the  previous  month.

 

Retail Trade Business

Retail  Trade  business recorded  an  increase  in  sales  value  of  RM3.0  billion  or  9.0  per  cent  as  compared  to  last  year. Month-on-month,  this business  dropped  0.1  per  cent.

The index of Retail Trade rose  7.0 per cent to  155.8 points in January 2017 as compared to the same month a year earlier. Compared to the previous month, the  seasonally  adjusted  index  of  Retail  Trade  went  down   0.6  per  cent.

 

Motor Vehicles Business

In this month, sales value of Motor Vehicles business increased  3.7 per cent to  RM11.4 billion  as compared to the same month of the preceding year. On a monthly basis, sales value of Motor Vehicles business declined  9.4 per cent.

Year-on-year,  the  index  of  Motor  Vehicles  increased   2.4  per  cent  to  122.8 points in January 2017. The seasonally adjusted index of Motor Vehicles went down  4.7 per cent in January 2017 as against December 2016.

 

The details report are as shown in Bulletin of Distributive Trade and Table 1.

 *Notes:

Data for January 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the bulletin of February 2017.
 

Released By:

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
15 March 2017

Contact person:

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

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