Factors affecting consumer expenditure in Malaysia / Nur Azreen Kamarunzaman

Kamarunzaman, Nur Azreen (2017) Factors affecting consumer expenditure in Malaysia / Nur Azreen Kamarunzaman. Degree thesis, UiTM Cawangan Johor.


Consumer spending or private consumption is one of the keys driven to Malaysia's economic growth because it accounts for the biggest share of domestic demand. However, with the rising of household debt, consumer spending is in a way of concern as the high household debt indicates that access to credit will be tighter than before. This means if the consumer spending too much until their debt increase, there is a possibility that the access to credit become limited. The purpose of the current study is to investigate the relationship between government income tax rate, consumer price index (CPI), and the interest rate on consumer expenditure. The data are collected from various sources, mainly from Thomson Reuters DataStream from the year 1986 until 2016 with annual data. Multiple regression method is used in this study. Based on the result of the test, it shows that level of government tax and consumer price index have a significant relationship with the consumer expenditure.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Kamarunzaman, Nur Azreen
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Mohamed Yousop, Nur Liyana
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Consumer behavior. Consumers' preferences. Consumer research. Including consumer profiling
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > Expenditures, Public
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administration (HONS) Finance
Keywords: Consumer expenditure; Economic growth; Household debt
Date: July 2017
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/59347
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