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Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade Rose 7.1% in February 2018

Release Date : Thursday 12, April 2018 1200

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade rose  7.1 per cent to  158.0 points in February 2018 as compared to February 2017. The growth was  supported by the increase in Retail Trade (8.1%) and Wholesale Trade (7.9%). Seasonally adjusted volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade increased by  0.8 per cent as compared to the preceding month.

Sales value of Wholesale & Retail Trade stood at  RM97.3 billion, increased  7.5% in February 2018 as compared to the corresponding period in 2017.  The sales value consists of Wholesale Trade (RM47.6 billion), Retail Trade (RM39.2 billion) and Motor Vehicles (RM10.5 billion) businesses.  The  positive  growth  was contributed by Retail Trade (9.2%) and Wholesale Trade (7.5%) businesses.

 

Wholesale Trade Business

Volume index of Wholesale Trade grew  7.9 per cent to  165.9 points in February 2018 as compared to February 2017.  Month-on-month basis, this volume index (seasonally adjusted) recorded positive growth  0.6 per cent as against the previous month.

Sales value of Wholesale Trade business registered  7.5 per cent growth to  RM47.6 billion as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. Month-on-month basis, this business registered negative growth  4.4 per cent.

 

Retail Trade Business

Volume index of Retail Trade rose  8.1 per cent to  165.9 points in February 2018 as compared to the same month of previous year. Compared to January 2018, seasonally adjusted volume index of Retail Trade increased by  1.0 per cent.

Retail Trade business recorded an increase in sales value to  RM39.2 billion or  9.2 per cent as compared to a year ago. Month-on-month, sales value of this business registered negative growth  1.1 per cent.

 

Motor Vehicles Business

Year-on-year, volume index of Motor Vehicles recorded positive growth  0.5 per cent to  117.1 points in February 2018. Seasonally adjusted volume index of Motor Vehicles increased  0.7 per cent in February 2018 as against January 2018.

For this month, sales value of Motor Vehicles business recorded  1.9 per cent growth to  RM10.5 billion as compared to the same month of the preceding year. Sales value of Motor Vehicles business registered negative growth  9.8 per cent as compared to the previous month.

 

The details report are as shown in Bulletin of Wholesale & Retail Trade and Table.

 

 *Notes:

Data for February 2018 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the bulletin of March 2018.
 

Released By:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
 DrUzir_Mahidin      dr_uzir

12 April 2018

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Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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