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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, March 2022

Release Date : Thursday 12, May 2022 1200




Sales  value  of  Wholesale  &  Retail  Trade  recorded  RM123.8 billion  in March 2022,  registered  a  growth  of   9.8 per cent  year-on-year. The  positive growth  was  contributed  by  all  sub-sectors,  namely  Motor  Vehicles   11.1 per cent, Retail  Trade   10.8 per cent, and  Wholesale  Trade   8.6 per cent.

In   terms   of  volume   index,   Wholesale  &  Retail  Trade   registered  a  growth  of   4.8 per cent   year-on-year  to  record   136.9 points. The increment  was  supported by the increase of  Retail  Trade 7.3 per cent,  Motor  Vehicles   6.5 per cent and Wholesale Trade  1.2 per cent.  As  for  seasonally  adjusted  volume  index,  it  went   up   0.5 per cent   month-on-month  in  March  2022.

Wholesale Trade

Wholesale  Trade   generated   sales   value  of   RM57.2 billion  in  March  2022  with  a  growth  of   8.6 per cent  as  against  March  2021.  This  increase  was    attributed  to  Wholesale of  Agricultural  Raw  Materials  &  Live  Animals  18.2 per cent,  Wholesale  of  Food, Beverages & Tobacco  9.4 per cent and  Wholesale of  Household  Goods  9.0 per cent  as  compared  to  the  previous  year. For  monthly  comparison,  sales  of  this  sub-sector  rose   2.5 per cent.

Volume  index  of  Wholesale  Trade  registered  127.8 points,  expanded  1.2 per cent   year-on-year.  The   positive  growth  was  recorded   in   Wholesale   of Household   Goods   (6.6%),   Wholesale  of   Agricultural  Raw  Materials  &  Live  Animals   4.8 per cent,  Wholesale  of   Machinery,   Equipment  &  Supplies   (4.3%),  and  Wholesale  of  Food,  Beverages & Tobacco   (2.3%).  Meanwhile,  the  seasonally  adjusted  volume  index  decreased   -0.9 per cent  month-on-month.

Retail Trade 

Sales of  Retail  Trade  registered  a  growth of  10.8 per cent  as  compared  to  March  2021.  Among  the  groups  that  contributed  to  this  expansion  were  Retail  Trade  Not in Stores, Stalls  or  Markets  (26.5%), Retail  Sale  in  Non-specialised Stores  (16.2%),  Retail  Sale  Via  Stalls &  Markets  (11.8%), and Retail  Sale of  Cultural  &  Recreation  Goods in Specialised Stores  (11.4%). Compared  with  February 2022,  sales  of  this  sub-sector  went  up  2.2 per cent.

Volume  Index  of  Retail  Trade  recorded  a  growth  of  7.3 per cent  to  148.2 points  as  compared  to  March 2021. Among  the  groups  that  contributed  to  this  growth  were  Retail Trade  Not  in  Stores, Stalls  or  Markets   (24.3%), Retail  Sale  in  Non-specialised Stores  (14.0%), Retail  Sale of Cultural & Recreation  Goods  in  Specialised  Stores   (9.3%), and  Retail  Sale of  Food,  Beverages  &  Tobacco in  Specialised  Stores   (7.4%). As for seasonally adjusted volume  index,  it  rose  1.5 per cent as  against  February 2022.

Motor Vehicles

Sales  value  of  Motor  Vehicles  sub-sector  registered  a  positive  growth  of   11.1 per cent  year-on-year.  The  increase  was   attributed  to  Maintenance  & Repair of  Motor  Vehicles  26.9 per cent  and   Sale  of   Motor  Vehicles   Parts  &  Accessories  22.5 per cent  in  March  2022. On  a  monthly basis,  sales  of  this  sub-sector  elavated  33.9 per cent.

The  volume  index  of  Motor  Vehicles  increased   6.5 per cent  year-on-year  to  reach  132.4 points.  The  increase  was  attributed  to  Sale  of  Motor Vehicles  Parts  &  Accessories   (18.6%),  Maintenance  &  Repair  of  Motor  Vehicles   (16.2%),  and  Sale  of  Motor  Vehicles  (10.3%).  Seasonally  adjusted volume  index  for  this  sub-sector  increased   17.4 per cent  month-on-month. 



The full publication of the Performance of Wholesale & Retail Trade, March 2022 can be downloaded through  eStatistik Portal.

For more details, please refer to the Department's portal: www.dosm.gov.my


Data for March 2022 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the Performance of Wholesale & Retail Trade, April 2022.


Released by:




12 May 2022

Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
E-mail : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my

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