Nation’s eCommerce income surpasses RM1 trillion
Comparing the performance of the subsectors, chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin (pic) said the wholesale and retail trade sub-sector recorded the highest growth of 5.1% y-o-y with a revenue of RM17.1bil. PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s eCommerce income crossed the RM1 trillion mark for the first time in 2021, growing by almost 22% from the previous year.
Amid the Covid-19-induced weak economic conditions, eCommerce income surged to RM1.09 trillion in 2021 compared with RM896.39bil in 2020, according to the Statistics Department. The growth was driven mainly by the manufacturing and services sectors.
For the fourth quarter of 2021 (Q4’21), Malaysia’s eCommerce income improved by 18.3% year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM290.3bil.
On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the country’s income from eCommerce rose 4%.
eCommerce is part of Malaysia’s services sector, which also improved in revenue last year after a contraction in 2020.
According to the Statistics Department, the annual revenue of the services sector in 2021 was recorded at RM1.68 trillion, although this continued to be below the 2019 level of RM1.78 trillion.
For Q4’21, Malaysia’s services sector recorded a revenue of RM460bil, growing 5.3% y-o-y. The increase in the services sector was driven by the wholesale and retail trade, food and beverages and accommodation segment, which increased 5.1% to RM370.1bil.
This was followed by the transportation and storage as well as the private health, private education and arts, entertainment and recreation segments, whose revenue went up by 8.2% and 6.5% to RM67bil and RM14.3bil, respectively.Comparing the performance of the subsectors, chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the wholesale and retail trade sub-sector recorded the highest growth of 5.1% y-o-y with a revenue of RM17.1bil.“Services sector revenue for Q4 ‘21 which recorded RM460bil exceeded the revenue registered in Q4 ‘19 (pre-pandemic Covid-19) by 0.2% (Q4 ‘19: RM459.2bil).“The sub-sectors that have surpassed the pre-pandemic performance were […]
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