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Volum Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade rose 7.9 per cent in August 2017

Release Date : Friday 13, October 2017 1200

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade rose  7.9 per cent to  158.3 points in August 2017 as compared to August 2016. The growth was supported by the increase in Retail Trade  ( 11.9 %). Seasonally adjusted volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade grew  1.2 per cent as compared to the preceding month.

Sales value of Wholesale & Retail  Trade stood at RM97.7 billionin August 2017, registering  9.8 per cent growth as compared  to   the   corresponding   period  in  2016.    The   sales  value   consists   of   Wholesale  Trade   ( RM47.4 billion),   Retail Trade  (RM38.0 billion) and Motor Vehicles (RM12.3 billion) businesses.The positive growth was contributed by Retail Trade (13.4%).


Wholesale Trade Business

Volume  index  of  Wholesale  Trade   grew   6.2  per  cent  to   169.4  points   in   August  2017  as  compared  to  August   2016.   Month-on-month,  this volume index  (seasonally adjusted) increased  3.8 per cent as against the previous month.

Sales value of Wholesale Trade business registered  8.9  per cent  growth  to RM47.4 billion as compared  to  the  corresponding  month  of  the previous year. Month-on-month, sales value of this business increased  3.3 per cent.


Retail Trade Business

Volume index of Retail Trade rose  11.9 per cent to  158.8 points in August 2017 as compared to the same month a year earlier. Compared to July 2017, seasonally adjusted volume index of Retail Trade recorded negative growth  1.1 per cent.

Retail    Trade   business   recorded   an   increase  in   sales  value  to   RM38.0 billion  or  13.4  per  cent  as  compared   to  last  year.   Month-on-month,  this business registered negative growth  0.7 per cent.

 


Motor Vehicles Business

Year-on-year, volume index of Motor Vehicles increased  1.4 per cent to  128.7 points in August 2017. Seasonally adjusted volume index of Motor Vehicles went up  1.8 per cent in August 2017 as against July 2017.

In this month, sales value of Motor Vehicles business increased  2.8 per cent to  RM12.3 billion  as compared to the same month of the preceding year. Sales value of Motor Vehicles business registered negative growth  0.2 per cent as compared to the previous month.

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

 
*Notes:

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

Released By:

DR MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA

13 October 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

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