In the first quarter of 2022, volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade registered a growth of 3.9 per cent to reach 134.7 points as compared to the same quarter of the previous year. The positive growth was recorded in Motor Vehicles and Retail Trade sub-sectors with 8.8 per cent and 5.1 per cent, respectively, followed by Wholesale Trade of 1.2 per cent. Meanwhile, for quarter-on-quarter comparison, volume index also increased 0.7 per cent in this quarter.
Seasonally adjusted volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade grew 5.2 per cent as against the fourth quarter of 2021. The positive growth was contributed by Retail Trade, Motor Vehicles and Wholesale Trade sub-sectors of 5.9 per cent, 5.0 per cent and 2.8 per cent respectively.
Table 1: Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade by Sub-sector
|Seasonally Adjusted||% Change
Volume index of Wholesale & Retail Trade
Volume index of Wholesale Trade
Volume index of Retail Trade
Volume index of Motor Vehicles
Wholesale Trade Sub-sector
Volume index of Wholesale Trade sub-sector went up 1.2 per cent in first quarter 2022 as compared to the same quarter in 2021. This increment was attributed to Wholesale of Agricultural Raw Material & Lives Animals with 8.4 per cent, followed by Wholesale of Food,Beverages & Tobacco of 4.6 per cent. For quarterly growth, volume index of Wholesale Trade went down -1.5 per cent.
Retail Trade Sub-sector
For the first quarter of 2022, Retail Trade recorded a positive growth of 5.1 per cent to 147.2 points as against the same quarter of the previous year. The increment was attributed to Retail Trade Not in Stores, Stalls or Markets (26.3%), Retail Sale in Non-Specialised Stores (11.1%) and Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (11.0%). For quarter-on-quarter comparison, volume index of this sub-sector posted an increment of 3.2 per cent.
Motor Vehicles Sub-sector
Volume index of Motor Vehicles registered a positive growth of 8.8 per cent year-on-year. This positive momentum was attributed to Sale of Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories and Maintenance & Repair of Motor Vehicles which increased 18.5 per cent and 16.5 per cent, respectively. For performance of this sub-sector as againts the previous quarter, it declined -0.9 per cent.
The full publication of the Quarterly Volume Index of Wholesale & Retail Trade, First Quarter 2022 can be downloaded through eStatistik Portal.
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Data for first quarter of 2022 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the publication of second quarter 2022.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
12 May 2022
Mohd Yusrizal Ab. Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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