Retail in Asia


Malaysia retail sales up two percent in the fourth quarter of 2021


According to data released by Malaysia’s Department of Statistics (DoSM) on 9th February, the volume index of  Wholesale & Retail Trade registered a growth of  1.4 percent in the fourth quarter in 2021 as compared to the same quarter of 2020. The retail trade recorded a positive growth of two percent. 

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DoSM revealed retail trade’s volume 2 percent gain was attributed to retail sales not in stores, stalls or markets with 23.9  percent.

This was followed by retail sales of food, beverages & tobacco (6.5  percent), retail sale in non-specialised stores (6.2  percent), retail sale via stalls & market (5.9  percent), retail sale of automotive fuels (4.6  percent), retail sale of cultural & recreation goods (0.3  percent), and retail sale of information & communication equipment (0.1  percent).

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Meanwhile, DoSM reported the volume index of retail trade climbed 10.8  percent compared to the previous quarter.