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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, February 2022

Release Date : Monday 11, April 2022 1200




Sales  value  of  Wholesale  &  Retail  Trade  recorded  RM117.2  billion in February 2022, registered a growth of   8.5 per cent year-on-year.  The  positive  growth  was  contributed  by  all  sub-sectors,  namely  Motor  Vehicles  12.5 per cent, Retail Trade  1.2 per cent, and  Wholesale Trade  6.2 per cent.

In  terms  of  volume  index,   Wholesale   &   Retail   Trade   registered   a   growth   of   3.8 per cent year-on-year to record  131.7 points. The increment was supported by the increase of Motor Vehicles   9.4  per cent, Retail Trade  5.4 per cent, and Wholesale Trade   0.4 per cent. As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it went up   4.9 per cent month-on-month in February 2022.

Wholesale Trade

Wholesale Trade generated sales value of RM55.9 billion in February 2022 with a growth of  6.2 per cent as against February 2021. This increase was attributed to Wholesale of Agricultural Raw Materials & Live Animals  15.9 per cent and Wholesale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco  9.2 per cent as compared to the previous year. For monthly comparison, sales of this sub-sector declined  -4.7 per cent.

Volume index of Wholesale Trade registered  125.8 points, expanded  0.4 per cent year-on-year. The positive growth was recorded  in  Wholesale  of  Agricultural  Raw  Materials  &  Live  Animals  (5.3%),  Wholesale  of  Food,  Beverages & Tobacco (2.4%), Wholesale of Household Goods (2.0%), and Wholesale of Machinery, Equipment & Supplies (1.1%). Meanwhile, the seasonally adjusted volume index increased marginally  1.5 per cent month-on-month.

Retail Trade 

Sales of Retail Trade registered a growth of  10.2 per cent as compared to February 2021. Among the groups that contributed to this expansion were Retail Trade Not in Stores, Stalls or Markets (25.9%), Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel  in  Specialised  Stores (18.1%), and Retail Sale in Non-specialised Stores (15.9%). However, compared with January 2022, sales of this sub-sector edged down  -0.4 per cent.

Volume Index of Retail Trade recorded a growth of  5.4 per cent to  146.2 points as compared to February 2021. Among the groups that contributed to this growth were Retail Trade Not in Stores, Stalls or Markets (28.4%), Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (14.9%), Retail Sale in Non-specialised Stores (12.2%), and Retail Sale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco in Specialised Stores (6.4%). As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it rose  6.2 per cent as against January 2022.

Motor Vehicles

Sales value of Motor Vehicles sub-sector registered a growth of  12.5 per cent year-on-year. The increment was contributed by Maintenance & Repair of Motor Vehicles  which  expanded  27.3 per cent  and  Sale  of  Motor  Vehicles Parts & Accessories  27.0 per cent in February 2022. On a monthly basis, sales of this sub-sector went down  -0.7 per cent.

The volume index of Motor Vehicles increased  9.4 per cent year-on-year to reach  107.4 points. The increase was attributed to Sale of Motor Vehicles Parts & Accessories (19.5%), and Maintenance & Repair of Motor Vehicles (17.6%). Seasonally adjusted volume index for this sub-sector increased  1.8 per cent month-on-month.



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

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


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


Released by:


11 April 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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