SALES VALUE OF WHOLESALE & RETAIL TRADE RECORDED RM111.3 BILLION
IN OCTOBER 2019
A total of RM111.3 billion was recorded by Sales of Wholesale and Retail Trade in Oktober 2019, increased RM 5.3 billion or 5.0 per cent as compared to the same month a year ago. The growth was attributed to Retail Trade which increased RM2.8 billion (+6.8%) followed by Wholesale Trade with RM2.0 billion (+3.9%). Similarly, Motor Vehicles rose RM0.5 billion (+3.7%).
Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade posted a growth of 5.2 per cent to reach 132.1 points as compared to the same month of the previous year. The key contributor for this growth was Retail Trade with 6.6 per cent. As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it increased 1.5 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 6.8 per cent. Within the same period, Wholesale Trade expanded 3.9 per cent. Likewise, Motor Vehicles rose 3.7 per cent.
The growth of 5.2 per cent in the volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade was lifted by Retail Trade ( 6.6%) and followed by Wholesale Trade (4.4%). Motor Vehicles grew 3.3 per cent within the same period.
Wholesale Trade gained sales value of RM53.9 billion in October 2019, increased RM2.0 billion ( 3.9%) as against the corresponding month of the previous year. The expansion was supported by Wholesale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco ( 5.1%), Wholesale of Household Goods ( 4.9%), and Other Specialised Wholesale ( 4.5%). For monthly comparison, sales of this sub-sector declined 1.7 per cent as against September 2019.
Volume index of Wholesale Trade expanded 4.4 per cent to 134.6 points in October 2019 as compared to the same month of the preceding year. Wholesale of Household Goods recorded the highest growth of 5.5 per cent. This was followed by Other Specialised Wholesale ( 5.4%) and Wholesale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco (5.3%). For monthly comparison, seasonally adjusted volume index of this sub-sector decreased 0.8 per cent.
Sales of Retail Trade registered an annual growth of 6.8 per cent as compared to October 2018. The expansion was fueled by Retail Sale Via Stalls & Market ( 8.3%), Retail Sale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco In Specialised Stores ( 8.2%), Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores ( 8.1%) and Retail Sale in Non-specialised Stores ( 8.0%)
Retail Trade rose 6.6 per cent to 139.5 points in October 2019. Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores increased 8.0 per cent and Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores recorded a growth of 7.9 per cent. These were followed by Retail Sale of Information & Communication Equipment in Specialised Stores and Retail Sale in Non-specialised Stores in which both of these industries registered 7.0 per cent. As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it increased 2.3 per cent as against September 2019.
Sales value of Motor Vehicles rose 3.7 per cent as against the corresponding period of the previous year. The increment was supported by Maintenance & Repair of Motor Vehicles with 4.2 per cent and Sales of Motor Vehicles with 3.9 per cent. Compared to September 2019, sales value jumped 8.0 per cent.
As for volume index, it increased 3.3 per cent to 103.7 points compared to a year ago. The rise was propelled by Sales of Motor Vehicles with 3.7 per cent in October 2019. For monthly comparison, seasonally adjusted volume index surged to 6.1 per cent.
The full publication of the Performance of Wholesale & Retail Trade, October 2019 can be downloaded from eStatistik portal.
Data for October 2019 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the performance of November 2019.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
12 December 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