Retail trade in Malaysia increased 7.0 percent year-on-year in December 2019, the same pace as in the previous month. Sales growth accelerated for other goods (8.8 percent vs 8.6 percent in November); automotive fuel (4.1 percent vs 3.9 percent); non-specialised stores (8.5 percent vs 8.3 percent); food, beverages & tobacco (8.6 percent vs 8.4 percent); cultural & recreation goods (7 percent vs 6.5 percent); and via stalls and markets (8.9 percent vs 8.6 percent). On the other hand, sales slowed for both other household equipment (4.3 percent vs 5.2 percent); and information & communication equipment (3 percent vs 4 percent). Meantime, wholesale trade (5.5 percent vs 4.4 percent) and motor vehicles sales (4.5 percent vs 3 percent) advanced at a faster pace. On a monthly basis, retail trade rose 4.2 percent in December, the most since June, following a 2.3 percent gain in November.

Retail Sales Yoy in Malaysia averaged 9.53 percent from 2013 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 14.80 percent in August of 2018 and a record low of 5.90 percent in July of 2015. This page provides - Malaysia Retail Sales YoY- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Retail Sales Yoy in Malaysia is expected to be 6.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales Yoy in Malaysia to stand at 6.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 6.90 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Malaysia Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.00 7.00 14.80 5.90 2013 - 2019 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-12 04:00 AM Sep 7.2% 6.9% 8.5%
2019-12-12 04:00 AM Oct 6.8% 7.2% 7.1%
2020-01-10 04:00 AM Nov 7.0% 6.8% 6.5%
2020-02-10 04:00 AM Dec 7.0% 7.0% 7.1%
2020-03-13 04:00 AM Jan 7.0%
2020-04-10 04:00 AM Feb
2020-05-12 04:00 AM Mar 6.5%
2020-06-12 04:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Malaysia Retail Sales Rise 7% in December
Retail trade in Malaysia increased 7.0 percent year-on-year in December 2019, the same pace as in the previous month. Sales growth accelerated for other goods (8.8 percent vs 8.6 percent in November); automotive fuel (4.1 percent vs 3.9 percent); non-specialised stores (8.5 percent vs 8.3 percent); food, beverages & tobacco (8.6 percent vs 8.4 percent); cultural & recreation goods (7 percent vs 6.5 percent); and via stalls and markets (8.9 percent vs 8.6 percent). On the other hand, sales slowed for both other household equipment (4.3 percent vs 5.2 percent); and information & communication equipment (3 percent vs 4 percent). Meantime, wholesale trade (5.5 percent vs 4.4 percent) and motor vehicles sales (4.5 percent vs 3 percent) advanced at a faster pace. On a monthly basis, retail trade rose 4.2 percent in December, the most since June, following a 2.3 percent gain in November.
2020-02-10
Malaysia Retail Sales Growth Accelerates in November
Retail sales in Malaysia increased by 7.0 percent year-on-year in November of 2019, accelerating from a 4-year low of 6.8 percent rise in the prior month. The expansion was driven by sales via stalls and markets (8.6 percent vs 8.3 percent in October); food, beverages and tobacco (8.4 percent vs 8.2 percent); retail sales in non-specialised stores (8.3 percent vs 8.0 percent); retail sales in non-specialised stores (8.2 percent vs 8.0 percent) and other goods (8.6 percent vs 8.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade jumped 2.3 percent in October, following a 1.6 percent rise in October.
2020-01-10
Malaysia Retail Sales Rise the Least in 4 Years
Retail trade in Malaysia increased by 6.8 percent year-on-year in October 2019, slowing from a 7.2 percent rise in the prior month. This was the weakest yearly growth in retail trade since October 2015, with sales growth easing for other goods (8.1% vs 8.5% in September), other household equipment (5.8% vs 6.4%), information and communication equipment (3.9% vs 4.2%), automotive fuel (3.6% vs 4.0%), retail sales in non-specialised stores (8.0% vs 8.4%), food, beverages and tobacco (8.2% vs 8.6%), and cultural and recreation goods (5.5% vs 6.1%). Meantime, retail sale via stalls and markets grew faster (8,3% vs 7.6%). Also, wholesale trade advanced softer (3.9% vs 4.7%). At the same time, sales of motor vehicles went up less than a month earlier (3.7% vs 4.4%). On a monthly basis, retail trade jumped 1.6 percent in October, following a 5 percent drop in September.
2019-12-12
Malaysia Retail Sales Rise the Most in 3 Months
Retail trade in Malaysia increased by 7.2 percent year-on-year in September 2019, accelerating from an upwardly revised 6.9 percent rise in the prior month. This was the strongest yearly growth in retail trade since June, with sales growth accelerating for other goods (8.5% vs 8.0% in August), other household equipment (6.4% vs 6.2%), information and communication equipment (4.2% vs 3.0%), automotive fuel (4.0% vs 2.9%), retail sales in non-specialised stores (8.4% vs 7.9%). Meanwhile, sales growth eased for food, beverages and tobacco (8.6% vs 9.6%); cultural and recreation goods (6.1% vs 8.2%); retail sale via stalls and markets (8.6% vs 9.6%). On the other hand, wholesale trade advanced softer (4.7% vs 6.0%). Meantime, sales of motor vehicles went up faster (4.4% vs 1.1%). On a monthly basis, retail trade fell 5 percent in September, following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent drop in August.
2019-11-12