Retail trade in Malaysia declined 2.1 percent year-on-year in February 2021, following a 2.5 percent fall in the previous month. It was the fifth straight month of decrease in retail trade, amid the corona virus pandemic. Sales decreased for automotive fuels (-15.7 percent vs -14.1 percent in January), other goods in specialised stores (-6.6 percent vs -7.0 percent) and cultural and recreation goods (-3.2 percent vs -5.1 percent). Also, wholesale trade dropped less (-0.1 percent vs -0.4 percent in January). At the same time, sales of motor vehicles edged down 0.1 percent, following a 12.4 percent plunge in the prior month. On a monthly basis, retail trade fell by 3.0 percent in February, after a 2.6 percent drop in January. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Retail Sales Yoy in Malaysia averaged 7.50 percent from 2013 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 14.80 percent in August of 2018 and a record low of -32.40 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - Malaysia Retail Sales YoY- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Retail Sales Yoy in Malaysia is expected to be 6.00 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 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 6.90 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.10 -2.50 14.80 -32.40 2013 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-12 04:00 AM Nov -2.3% -1.5% -1.1%
2021-02-09 04:00 AM Dec -2.0% -2.3% -1.5%
2021-03-12 04:00 AM Jan -2.5% -2.0% -1.5%
2021-04-09 04:00 AM Feb -2.1% -2.5% -2.5%
2021-05-07 04:00 AM Mar -2.1%
2021-06-11 04:00 AM Apr
2021-07-12 04:00 AM May
2021-08-11 04:00 AM Jun


News Stream
Malaysia Retail Sales Drop at Softer Pace
Retail trade in Malaysia declined 2.1 percent year-on-year in February 2021, following a 2.5 percent fall in the previous month. It was the fifth straight month of decrease in retail trade, amid the corona virus pandemic. Sales decreased for automotive fuels (-15.7 percent vs -14.1 percent in January), other goods in specialised stores (-6.6 percent vs -7.0 percent) and cultural and recreation goods (-3.2 percent vs -5.1 percent). Also, wholesale trade dropped less (-0.1 percent vs -0.4 percent in January). At the same time, sales of motor vehicles edged down 0.1 percent, following a 12.4 percent plunge in the prior month. On a monthly basis, retail trade fell by 3.0 percent in February, after a 2.6 percent drop in January.
2021-04-09
Malaysia Retail Sales Fall the Most in 6 Months
Retail trade in Malaysia dropped 2.5 percent year-on-year in January 2021, following a 2.0 percent decline in December 2020. It was the fourth straight month of decrease in retail trade, and the steepest fall since last July, amid the corona virus pandemic. Sales declined for automotive fuels (-14.1 percent vs -10.5 percent in December 2020), other goods in specialised stores (-7.0 percent vs -6.4 percent) and cultural and recreation goods (-5.1 percent vs -4.9 percent). Also, wholesale trade continued to decrease (-0.4 percent vs -0.6 percent in December). At the same time, sales of motor vehicles plunged by 13.8 percent, reversing from a 7.4 percent jump in the prior month. On a monthly basis, retail trade declined 2.6 percent in January, the first monthly decrease in three months, after a 4.5 percent growth in December.
2021-03-12
Malaysia Retail Sales Drop for 3rd Month
Retail trade in Malaysia fell 2.0 percent year-on-year in December 2020, after a 2.3 percent drop in the previous month. It was the third straight month of decrease in retail trade, amid the corona virus pandemic. Sales declined for automotive fuels (-10.5 percent vs -14.6 percent in November), other goods in specialised stores (-6.4 percent vs -6.2 percent) and cultural and recreation goods (-4.9 percent vs -5.1 percent). Also, wholesale trade continued to decrease (-0.6 percent vs -0.7 percent in November). Meantime, sales of motor vehicles increased much more (7.4 percent vs 1.2 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade was up 4.5 percent in December, the most since July, after an 1.4 percent rise in November.
2021-02-09
Malaysia Retail Sales Fall the Most in 4 Months
Retail trade in Malaysia dropped 2.3 percent year-on-year in November 2020, the most since July, after a 1.5 percent fall in the previous month. Sales declined for automotive fuels (-14.6 percent), other goods in specialised stores (-6.2 percent) and cultural and recreation goods (-5.1 percent). Also, wholesale trade continued to decrease (-0.7 percent vs -0.9 percent in October). Meanwhile, sales of motor vehicles increased less (1.2 percent vs 2.2 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade was up 1.4 percent in November.
2021-01-12