SALES VALUE OF WHOLESALE & RETAIL TRADE RECORDED RM112.3 BILLION
IN JUNE 2019
Sales of Wholesale & Retail Trade in June 2019 amounted to RM112.3 billion, grew 5.9 per cent as compared to the same month a year ago. The increase was attributed by Retail Trade which recorded RM3.3 billion (+7.7%) followed by Wholesale Trade RM3.2 billion (+6.4%). Meanwhile, Motor Vehicles decreased RM0.3 billion (-2.5%).
For performance across sub-sector, Retail Trade sub-sector was the main driver with year on year growth of 7.7 per cent. Within the same period, Wholesale Trade rose 6.4 per cent and Motor Vehicles dropped 2.5 per cent.
Volume index for Wholesale & Retail Trade posted a growth of 6.4 per cent to 133.7 points as compared to the same month of the previous year. As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it remained 2.2 per cent as against a month ago. This growth was driven by Retail Trade with 4.1 per cent.
The growth of 6.4 per cent in the volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade was propelled by Retail Trade ( 9.6%) and Wholesale Trade (5.0%). However, Motor Vehicles recorded a negative growth of 0.1 per cent within the same period.
Wholesale Trade generated a sales value of RM53.6 billion in June 2019, expanded RM 3.2 billion (6.4%) as against the corresponding month of the previous year. The expansion was supported by Wholesale of Agricultural, Raw Materials & Live Animals (8.3%), Other Specialised Wholesale (7.4%), and Wholesale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco (6.7%). For monthly comparison, sales of this sub-sector contracted 0.6 per cent.
Volume index of Wholesale Trade expanded 5.0 per cent to 129.8 points in June 2019 as compared to the same month of the preceding year. Wholesale of Agricultural Raw Materials and Live Animals surpassed other industries recorded a growth 10.1 per cent. This was followed by Wholesale of Food, Beverages and Tobacco (8.2%) and Wholesale of Household Goods (6.9%). Seasonally adjusted volume index of this sub-sector rose 1.9 per cent as against a month ago.
Sales of Retail Trade registered annual growth of 7.7 per cent as compared to June 2018. The expansion was driven by Retail Sale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco in Specialised Stores (9.2%), Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores (9.1%), Retail Sale in Non-specialised Stores (8.8%).
In terms of volume index, Retail Trade rose 9.6 per cent to 146.7 points in June 2019. Retail Sale in Non-Spesialised Stores posted a growth 12.8 per cent. This was followed by Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (9.6%). As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it elevated 4.1 per cent as against May 2019.
Sales value of Motor Vehicles declined 2.5 per cent as against the corresponding month of the previous year. This was attributed by Sale of Motor Vehicles which registered a negative growth of 8.6 per cent. Compared to a month ago, sales value decreased 5.4 per cent after recording a positive growth of 8.8 per cent in May 2019.
As for volume index, it decreased 0.1 per cent to 108.8 points compared to a year ago. The decline was due to decrease in sales value of motor vehicle of 7.5 per cent in June 2019. For monthly comparison, the seasonally adjusted volume index contracted 4.3 per cent.
Data for June 2019 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the performance of July 2019.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
13 August 2019
Rohaida binti Mohamad
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my