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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, Mei 2022

Release Date : Friday 08, July 2022 1200

 

MALAYSIA'S  WHOLESALE  &  RETAIL  TRADE  POSTED THE HIGHEST SALES SINCE 2013 FOR MAY WITH RM129.8 BILLION, GREW  19.9 PER CENT  WITH ONLINE PURCHASES 25.9 PER CENT

HIGHLIGHTS

Sales   value   of   Wholesale   &   Retail   Trade   recorded  RM129.8 billion in May 2022, registered a growth of  19.9 per cent year-on-year. The positive growth was contributed by all sub-sectors,   namely   Retail   Trade  29.9 per cent,    Motor    Vehicles   20.1 per cent and Wholesale Trade  11.7 per cent.

In   terms   of   volume   index,   Wholesale   &   Retail   Trade   registered   a   growth   of  14.7 per cent year-on-year to record  141.8 points. The  increment  was  supported by  the  increase of Retail  Trade  24.2 per cent,  Motor  Vehicles   21.5 per cent    and    Wholesale    Trade    3.1  per cent. As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it went down  0.7 per cent month-on-month in May 2022.

Wholesale Trade

Wholesale Trade generated sales value of  RM59.6 billion in May 2022 with a growth of  11.7 per cent as against May 2021. This increase was attributed to Wholesale of Household Goods  22.1 per cent, Wholesale of Agricultural Raw Materials & Live Animals  17.7 per cent,  and Wholesale on a Fee or Contract Basis  12.0 per cent as compared to the previous year. For monthly comparison, sales of this sub-sector rose  0.9 per cent.

Volume index of Wholesale Trade registered  130.4 points, expanded  3.1 per cent year-on-year. The positive growth was recorded in Wholesale of Household Goods (18.5%), Wholesale of Machinery, Equipment & Supplies (7.2%), and Wholesale of Agricultural Raw Materials & Live Animals (5.8%). Meanwhile, the seasonally adjusted volume index decreased   2.6 per cent month-on-month.

Retail Trade 

Sales of Retail Trade registered a growth of  29.9 per cent as compared to May 2021. Among the groups that contributed to this expansion were Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (54.6%), Retail Sale in Non-specialised Stores (36.3%), and Retail Sale of Other Goods  in  Specialised  Stores  (30.8%). Compared  with  April  2022,  sales  of  this  sub-sector  went  up  5.1 per cent.

Volume Index of Retail Trade recorded a growth of  24.2 per cent to  164.1 points as compared to May 2021. Among the groups that contributed to this growth were Retail Sale of Automotive Fuel in Specialised Stores (56.4%),  Retail Sale in Non-specialised Stores (32.1%), Retail Sale of Other Goods in Specialised Stores (28.9%),  and  Retail  Trade  Not  in  Stores,  Stalls  or  Markets (25.4%). As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it rose  4.5 per cent as against April 2022.

Motor Vehicles

Sales value of Motor Vehicles sub-sector registered a positive growth of  20.1 per cent year-on-year. The increase was attributed to Maintenance & Repair of Motor Vehicles  37.4 per cent, Sale of Motor Vehicles Parts & Accessories  34.3 per cent, and Sale,  Maintenance  &  Repair  of  Motorcycles   23.2 per cent  in  May 2022. On  a  monthly  basis,  sales  of  this  sub-sector  dropped   9.6 per cent.

The volume index of Motor Vehicles increased  21.5 per cent year-on-year to reach  110.1 points. The increase was attributed to Sale of Motor Vehicles Parts & Accessories (32.2%), and Maintenance & Repair of Motor Vehicles (28.1%). Seasonally adjusted volume index for this sub-sector decreased  10.9 per cent month-on-month.

 

 

The full publication of the Performance of Wholesale & Retail Trade, May 2022 can be downloaded through  eStatistik Portal.

For more details, please refer to the Department's portal: www.dosm.gov.my

 Note.

Data for May 2022 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the Performance of Wholesale & Retail Trade, June 2022.

 

Released by:

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA

DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA

 

8 July 2022
 

Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
E-mail : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my

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