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Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade rose 7.3 per cent in November 2017

Release Date : Thursday 11, January 2018 1200

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade rose  7.3 per cent to 158.8 points in November 2017 as compared to November 2016. The growth was  supported by the increase in Retail Trade (8.4%) and Wholesale Trade (8.0%). Seasonally adjusted volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade increased by 0.4 per cent as compared to the preceding month.

Sales value of Wholesale & Retail Trade stood at RM97.7 billion (9.0%) in November 2017 as compared to the corresponding period in 2016. The sales value consists of Wholesale Trade (RM47.7 billion), Retail Trade (RM38.1 billion) and Motor Vehicles (RM12.0 billion) businesses. The positive growth was contributed by Retail Trade (10.5%) and Wholesale Trade (9.6%) businesses.


Wholesale Trade Business

Volume index of Wholesale Trade grew 8.0 per cent to 169.1 points in November 2017 as compared to November 2016. Month-on-month basis, this volume index (seasonally adjusted) recorded negative  growth 0.9 per cent as against the previous month.

Sales value of Wholesale Trade business registered 9.6 per cent growth to RM47.7 billion as compared to the  corresponding month of the previous year. Month-on-month basis, this business registered negative  growth  1.4 per cent.

 

Retail Trade Business

Volume index of Retail Trade rose  8.4 per cent to 162.0 points in November 2017 as compared to the same month of previous year. Compared to October 2017, seasonally adjusted volume index of Retail Trade increased  by  1.1 per cent.

Retail Trade business recorded an increase in sales value to RM38.1 billion or 10.5 per cent as compared to last year. Month-on-month, sales value of this business increased 0.8 per cent.

 


Motor Vehicles Business

Year-on-year, volume index of Motor Vehicles recorded positive growth 1.0 per cent to 124.5 points in November 2017. Seasonally adjusted volume index of Motor Vehicles increased 2.4 per cent in November 2017 as against October 2017.

For this month, sales value of Motor Vehicles business increased  2.5 per cent to RM12.0 billion as compared to the same month of the preceding year. Sales value of Motor Vehicles business  increased  1.4 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 November 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the bulletin of December 2017.
 

Released By:

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

11 January 2018

Contact person:

Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my