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2015, gross output in Real Estate Services sector was RM28.1 bil.
2015, number of workers in Accommodation sector was 130,765 persons
2014, Distributive Trade recorded sales value of RM951.3b

The Revenue for Services Sector increased 5.6 per cent or RM356.7 billion in the third quarter 2016

Release Date : Friday 11, November 2016 1200

Introduction

This publication is the first report on Quarterly Services Statistics released by the Department of Statistics, Malaysia. This report presents statistics on services sector which encompasses sub-sector of Wholesale & Retail Trade; Information & Communication; Transportation & Storage; Food & Beverages; Professional; Private Health; Private Education; Accommodation; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Real Estate Agent for the period from first quarter 2012 until third quarter 2016. Principal statistics reported are total revenue/ sales value, number of persons engaged and salaries & wages paid. 

Performance of Services Sector, Third Quarter 2016

Performance of Services Sector

The Services sector increased 5.6 per cent or RM356.7 billion in the third quarter 2016 as compared with the same quarter 2015. The increase was contributed by Health, Education and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (8.7%) and Professional and Real Estate Agent (8.3%) segments. The total revenue on quarterly basis increased by RM6.9 billion or 2.0 per cent.

Total number of persons engaged in this sector was 3.5 million persons, an increase of 78,840 persons or 2.3 per cent as compared to the same quarter of the previous year. On a quarterly basis, the number of persons engaged rose by 18,154 persons (0.5%).

In the third quarter 2016, salaries & wages paid was RM22.3 billion, an increase of 4.3 per cent as compared to the previous year and 1.5 per cent quarter-on-quarter.

 

Wholesale & Retail Trade, Food & Beverages and Accommodation

The  total  revenue  for  Wholesale  &  Retail  Trade,  Food  &  Beverages  and  Accommodation  segment   registered  a  growth  of  5.6  per  cent  (RM282.9 billion)  as  compared  to  the  same  quarter  2015. The  increase  was  driven  by  Wholesale  &  Retail  Trade  (5.8%),  Food  &  Beverages  (2.6%)  and  Accommodation  (2.1%)  sub-sectors.  This  segment  showed  an  increase  of  2.1 per  cent  as  compared  to  the  corresponding  quarter  of  the  previous  year.

The number of persons engaged in this segment increased by 2.7 per cent or 69,767 persons as compared to the third quarter 2015. Salaries & wages paid grew by 5.2 per cent to RM13.4 billion. Quarter-on-quarter, number of persons engaged and salaries & wages paid increased to 0.8  per cent and 2.3 per cent respectively.

 

Information & Communication and Transport & Storage             

Information & Communication and Transportation & Storage segment posted an increase in total revenue of RM53.5 billion or 4.7 per cent as against the same quarter of the preceding year. This increase was propelled by Information & Communication (5.7%) and Transportation & Storage (3.6%) sub-sectors. On a quarterly basis, the total revenue for this segment registered an increase of 1.7 per cent.

Year-on-year, number of persons engaged increased marginally by 0.2 per cent to 465,484 persons whilst salaries & wages paid rose to RM5.0 million (1.7%). The number of persons engaged decreased by -0.3 per cent while salaries & wages paid increased to 0.7 per cent in the current quarter as compared to the previous quarter.

 

Health, Education and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

On  yearly  basis,  total  revenue  of  Health,  Education  and  Arts,  Entertainment  &  Recreation  segment  strengthened  from  6.5  per  cent  in  second quarter 2016 to 8.7 per cent in this quarter. The  growth  was  supported  by  Private  Education  (9.6%)  followed  by  Arts,  Entertainment  &  Recreation  (9.0%)  and Private Health (7.5%) sub-sectors. Quarter-on-quarter, total revenue increased by 4.0 per cent.

The number of persons engaged registered an increase of 2.1 per cent or 5,443 persons as compared to the same period in the previous year. Salaries & wages paid also grew 5.3 per cent to RM2.1 billion. On a quarterly basis, the number of persons engaged posted an increase of 0.4 per cent while salaries & wages paid increased by 1.2 per cent.

 

Professional and Real Estate Agent

The total revenue for Professional and Real Estate Agent segment rose 8.3 per cent to RM6.6 billion as against to the same quarter of previous year. The increase was contributed by Professional (8.6%) and Real Estate Agent (5.5%) sub-sectors. For quarterly comparison, this segment decreased to -3.4 per cent.

In  the  third  quarter  2016,  the  number  of   persons  engaged  and  salaries  &  wages  paid  increased  to  161,041  persons  (1.8%)  and  RM1.9  billion  (4.3%) respectively. As  compared  to  the  preceding  quarter,  the  number  of  persons   engaged  decreased  by  -0.8  per  cent  while  salaries  &  wages paid dropped by -1.0 per cent.

 

 

*Notes:

Data for third quarter 2016 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the  publication of fourth quarter 2016.

 

Released By:

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
11 November 2016

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