Sales value of Wholesale & Retail Trade dropped 0.3 per cent year-on-year to record RM 11 5.5 billion in December 2020, resulting in overall sales for 2020 to decline -5.9 per cent. The fall in December was due to Retail Trade which contracted 2.0 per cent. Similarly, Wholesale Trade also recorded a decrease of 0.6 per cent. On the other hand, Motor Vehicles continued positive growth of 7.4 per cent.
In terms of volume index, Wholesale & Retail Trade registered a growth of -0.7 per cent year-on-year. The decline was due to a decrease of 2.9 per cent and 0.02 per cent in Retail Trade and Wholesale Trade respectively. In contrast, Motor Vehicles recorded a positive growth to register 6.0 per cent. As for seasonally adjusted volume index, it went up 1.3 per cent month-on-month in December 2020.