6,573 companies in Negeri Sembilan involved in Wholesale & Retail Trade Census 2019
Last Update: 21/06/2019
SEREMBAN, June 21 (Bernama) -- A total of 6,573 companies and businesses in Negeri Sembilan are involved in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Census 2019 carried out by the state Statistics Department starting from April until September this year.
According to a statement issued by the department here today, the census which represents the main input for the economic policy formulation which could be beneficial to the citizens needed the cooperation of the companies and businesses to provide the right information.
"Quality statistics which we collate can help the government in evidence-based decision-making,” the statement said.
The Wholesale and Retail Trade Census this year is the eighth census undertaken after the first survey started in 1970.
The Census of Distributive Trade conducted by the department in 2014 for reference year 2013, the distributive trade sector which covers the wholesale trade subsector, retail trade and motor vehicles found a total of 10,956 establishments were in operations in 2013.
“The total sales value of goods and services in 2013 amounted to RM12.9 billion, gross output value produced was RM3.0 billion while value added was RM1.9 billion.
“The number of employees involved in the sector was 47,127 with salaries and wages paid totalling RM797.0 million,” it said.
The information collected by officers of the Statistics Department are subject to the provisions under the Statistics Act 1965 (Revised 1989), whereby information given is confidential and are only used for statistics purposes.