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Distributive trade is an important sub-sector of domestic trade. It is the third biggest contributor to GDP in 2005 and the second largest in terms of employment after manufacturing.
Key drivers for growth in Malaysian distributive industry, in particular retailing, are increasing incomes and affluence, urbanization, changing consumer lifestyle and increased market liberalization.
It is anticipated that retail trade will continue to be an important economic activity in the country’s future. The dominant importance is in fact already evident in the expansion of shopping malls and retail centres nationwide, making this an important sector both for Malaysia’s economy and local culture.
But the distributive trade industry isn’t just in retail alone. Other supporting sub-sectors include direct selling, restaurant and catering, logistics and motor vehicles. An education in the distributive industry can open you to many career choices, including:
• Retail Operations Assistant Manager
• Restaurant & Catering
• Motor Vehicle