Wholesale and Retail Trade

Release No.39, 2014

27thJune 2014


The Survey covers registered businesses engaged in Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles that account for 80 per cent of the Total Turnover.

March Quarter 2014

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Findings from the March quarter 2014 Survey of Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles estimates sales and services income at $846.0 million which is a decrease of 3.2 per cent over the December quarter of 2013 but 7.2 per cent more than the same quarter in 2013.

The estimated Value of Stocks at the end of the March quarter of 2014 was $393.8 million, an increase of 0.6 per cent over the December quarter of 2013 and 3.5 per cent more than the same quarter in 2013.

The quarterly survey of Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles gathers information on the industry sales and stocks from a representative sample of establishments operating in Wholesale and Retail sector. It provides us with a short term economic indicator.

Caution:

Users are to note the limitations of the survey findings for instance, in a situation where a business is involved in multiple activities, for e.g. both wholesale and retail trade; it is the predominant activity which determines one’s classification.

Attached are tables on sales and stock from 2011 to March quarter of 2014 on an annual and quarterly basis.

xlsQuarterly WRT & Repair of Motor Vehicles & Motor Cycles Sales41.5 KB

xlsQuarterly WRT & Repair of Motor Vehicles & Motor Cycles Stock39.5 KB

For further enquiries please contact Mrs. Jyotishna Lata on Telephone 3315822 ext 132 or email

The Survey of Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motor Cycles Release for June quarter of 2014 will be available in September 2014.