M’SIA MOVING TOWARDS DEVELOPED NATION STATUS: DOSM CENSUS (SCREEN)

NIAM SEET WEI

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 — The increase in the number of establishments operating in the wholesale and retail trade sector, coupled with the higher Internet usage among these establishments, show Malaysia is moving towards becoming a developed nation, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM).

Citing the Preliminary Report Wholesale and Retail Trade Census 2019 (WRC 2019) launched today, chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the number of establishments operating in wholesale and retail trade grew 4.8 per cent to 468,930 in 2018 from 370,725 in 2013.

“The percentage of Internet usage among the establishments jumped to 83.4 per cent in 2018 from 72.2 per cent in 2013,” he told a press conference after launching the WRC 2019 here today.