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Malaysia Retail Market Performance During the COVID 19 Outbreak - Focus on E commerce

Malaysia Retail Market Performance During the COVID 19 Outbreak - Focus on E commerce

  • November 2020
  • 58 pages
  • ID: 6020276
  • Format: PDF
  • Makreo Research and Consulting


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Market Performance

The Malaysian national economy recorded a sustainable growth rate of 5.6% for the first quarter of 2018, as compared to -1.2% for retail sales (at current prices). Private investment, export, and public sector consumption were the main drivers of growth during this period. The F&B industry accounted for approximately 10% of Malaysia’s exports in 2018. The country is also heavily dependent on imports of many staples, including rice, most meat, and seafood, for domestic consumption. Food imports accounted for nearly 8% of total imports in 2018. Total sales in the consumer goods and retail sector in Malaysia grew at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2012 to 2016.

Total household expenditures in Malaysia have been growing at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2014 to 2018, reflecting a still-growing consumer goods and retail sector despite a turbulent political environment.

Retail trade in Malaysia tumbled 6.6% year-on-year in March 2020, the first decline since the series began in January 2013. Coronavirus has affected the consumers’ spending during the first 2 weeks of March 2020. Non-essential retailers faced zero revenue in the last two weeks of March due to partial lockdown in the whole country. Malaysian retail industry’s revenue was estimated to contract by 28.9% in the month of March as compared to March 2019.

The dynamic economy and the developed digital infrastructure makes Malaysia one of the most attractive market for ecommerce in the southeast Asia region. As of March 2020, Malaysia has more than 25 million active internet users that accounts of 80% of the country’s population with an increasing rate of internet penetration in the country. Malaysia’s eCommerce sector is on a continuous growing trajectory, registered revenue of USD ~ billion in 2019. Malaysia’s online retail sales surged to ~% in April 2020, even though the total sales value of wholesale and retail trade fell by ~% as compared with the same month a year earlier.

Scope of the Study

The synopsis presented has been derived from the report titled “Malaysia Retail Market Performance During the COVID-19 Outbreak –Focus on E-commerce” published by Makreo Research and Consulting. The report provides a holistic perspective of the past, present and future market performance. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the retail sales with a detailed discussion on E-commerce market. In terms of retail market, report talks about market by product segmentation such as Pharmaceuticals, Food & beverages, Apparel and Automobile. Report also decodes E-commerce market by Domestic, International/cross border and B2B e-commerce and further the sector highlights market segmentation by products. There is a detailed assessment of economic performance of the country and factors supporting the retail industry growth.

Key Questions Answered

The report helps to evaluate the present market scenario of Malaysia Retail sector covering online and offline retail.

How the present trends shaping up the market and current scenario during the outbreak and impact over major sectors.

What is the impact of internal and external factors over the present as well as the future market performance?

What are the key initiatives taken by the retailers to penetrate the demand?

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