Malaysia: Retail sales

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 Malaysia

Retail sales index

 Latest value 179.28
 Reference May 2024
 Measure index points
 Data availability January 2015 - May 2024
 Average 134.48
 Min - Max 82.59 - 179.28
 Source Department of Statistics Malaysia
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from January 2015 to May 2024. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 134.48 index points with a minimum of 82.59 index points in April 2020 and a maximum of 179.28 index points in May 2024. Click on the following link to see the values of Retail sales index around the world.
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Malaysia - Retail sales - recent values

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Malaysia - Retail sales - historical chart - 2015-2024
Measure: index points
Source: Department of Statistics Malaysia


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Definition: The retail sales index is an aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated period. Because retail sales are a measure of consumer demand for finished goods, they are a leading macroeconomic indicator of the pulse of an economy and its projected path toward expansion or contraction. The retail sales index measures only the volume changes, i.e. price level changes are excluded.

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