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2017, gross output in Real Estate Services sector was RM32.8 bil.
2017, number of workers in Accommodation sector was 139,410 persons
Total revenue for wholesale and retail trade sector was RM1,321.7 billion in 2018

Wholesale & Retail Trade, Oktober 2021

Release Date : Friday 10, December 2021 12:00 pm
Last Updated : Friday 10, December 2021 11:26 am

 

MALAYSIA'S  WHOLESALE  &  RETAIL  TRADE  SALES  REGAINED   ITS  PRE-PANDEMIC  LEVEL  AT  RM116.4 BILLION IN OCTOBER 2021, AN INCREASE OF 5.4 PER CENT YEAR-ON-YEAR

HIGHLIGHTS

Sales value of Wholesale & Retail Trade recorded RM116.4 billion in October 2021, registered a growth of  5.4 per cent year-on-year. The increase was contributed by all sub-sectors, namely Motor Vehicles 10.2 per cent, Retail Trade 5.1 per cent and Wholesale Trade 4.4 per cent.

In terms of volume index, Wholesale & Retail Trade registered a growth of  1.3 per cent year-on-year to record  132.0 points. The increment was supported by the increase of  7.0 per cent and  2.2 per cent in Motor Vehicles and Retail Trade, respectively. On the other hand, Wholesale Trade recorded a negative growth of  -1.2 per cent. As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it went up  5.9 per cent month-on-month in October 2021.

Wholesale Trade

Wholesale Trade generated sales value of RM55.8 billion in October 2021 with a positive growth of 4.4 per cent as against October 2020. This increase was attributed to Wholesale of Agricultural Raw Materials & Live Animals  13.1 per cent, Wholesale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco 10.6 per cent and Other Specialised Wholesale  5.1 per cent as compared to the previous year. For monthly comparison, sales of this sub-sector rose  5.3 per cent.

Volume index of Wholesale Trade registered  131.9 points, contracted  -1.2 per cent year-on-year. The negative growth was recorded in Wholesale on a Fee or Contract Basis (-10.3%), Other Specialised Wholesale (-4.1%) and Wholesale of Household Goods (-2.4%). However, the seasonally adjusted volume index increased  3.4 per cent month-on-month.

Retail Trade 

Sales of Retail Trade registered a growth of  5.1 per cent as compared to October 2020.  Among the groups that contributed to this expansion were Retail Trade Not in Stores, Stalls or Markets (28.6%), Retail Sale  of  Automotive  Fuel in Specialised Stores  (17.8%), Retail Sale Via Stalls & Markets (11.4%), Retail Sale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco in Specialised Stores (8.7%) and Retail Sale in Non-specialised Stores (8.2%). Compared with September 2021, sales of this sub-sector went up  4.8 per cent.

Volume Index of Retail Trade recorded a growth of  2.2 per cent to 138.5 points as compared to October 2020. Among the groups that contributed to this growth were Retail Trade Not in Stores, Stalls or Markets (24.6%), Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (8.4%) and Retail Sale of Food, Beverages & Tobacco in Specialised Stores (7.9%), Retail Sale Via Stalls & Markets (11.4%) and Retail Sale in Non-specialised Stores (7.2%).  As  for  seasonally  adjusted volume  index,  it increased 3.0 per cent as against September 2021.

Motor Vehicles

Sales value of Motor Vehicles sub-sector registered a growth of 10.2 per cent year-on-year. The increment was contributed by Sale of Motor Vehicles which rebounded 25.5 per cent in October 2021. On a monthly basis, sales of this sub-sector elavated 31.2 per cent.

The volume index of Motor Vehicles increased 7.0 per cent year-on-year to reach 112.8 points. The increase was attributed to Sale of Motor Vehicles  (28.7%). Seasonally adjusted volume index for this sub-sector expanded  29.4 per cent month-on-month.

 

 

The full publication of the Performance of Wholesale & Retail Trade, October 2021 can be downloaded from  eStatistik portal.

 Note.

Data for October 2021 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the Performance of Wholesale & Retail Trade, November 2021.

 

Released by:

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
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10 December 2021
 

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