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Sales value of Wholesale & Retail Trade stood at RM97.4 billion in March 2017

Release Date : Thursday 11, May 2017 1200


Sales  value  of   Wholesale & Retail Trade stood at RM97.4 billion in March 2017,  registering   8.9  per  cent  growth as compared  to the corresponding period in  2016.  The   sales    value    consists    of  Wholesale Trade ( RM46.9  billion), Retail Trade (RM37.6  billion)  and  Motor  Vehicles (RM12.9 billion) businesses. The positive growth was contributed by  Retail Trade (11.8%).

The  volume  index    of   Wholesale  &  Retail  Trade  rose   7.0   per  cent  to  159.6   points   in   March   2017  as  compared to March 2016.  The  growth  was  supported  by  the  increase  in  Retail  Trade  ( 9.7%).  The seasonally adjusted  volume  index   of   Wholesale   &   Retail Trade  increased   1.4 per cent as compared to the  preceding month.


Wholesale Trade Business

Sales  value   of  Wholesale Trade  business  registered   8.0 per cent growth  to RM46.9 billion  as  compared   to  the corresponding   month   of   the    previous  year. On  a  monthly   basis,  sales  value  of  this  business  increased  6.0 per cent.

The  volume  index  of   Wholesale  Trade   grew  5.7 per cent to 166.9 points  in   March 2017  as  compared   to   March 2016.  Month-on-month, the volume  index of   Wholesale  Trade   (seasonally adjusted)   increased   2.0  per cent as against   the  previous   month.


Retail Trade Business

Retail   Trade   business   recorded   an   increase   in   sales value  to  RM37.6 billion or 11.8 per cent  as  compared  to  last  year. Month-on-month, this   business went up  4.7 per cent.

The   volume  index  of   Retail  Trade   rose   9.7  per  cent   to  163.1  points  in  March 2017  as compared to the same month a year  earlier. Compared  to February 2017, the seasonally  adjusted  volume  index  of  Retail Trade  went up  2.9 per cent.


Motor Vehicles Business

In  this month, sales value of  Motor  Vehicles  business  increased  4.2  per cent to  RM12.9  billion  as  compared  to the same month of the preceding year. On a monthly basis, sales value  of Motor  Vehicles business  increased   24.7 per cent.

Year-on-year,  the volume index  of  Motor Vehicles  increased  3.3 per cent to 132.7 points  in  March 2017. The seasonally adjusted volume  index of Motor  Vehicles went up  1.2 per cent in March 2017 as against February 2017.


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


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

Released By:


11 May 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