Malaysia’s construction sector advanced 58.6 per cent in the third quarter of 2020
The value of construction work done advanced 58.6 per cent as compared to second quarter 2020, amounting to RM31.4 billion (Q2 2020: RM19.8 billion).
On year-on-year comparison, the value of construction work done improved -13.1 per cent (Q2 2020: -44.9%) in the third quarter 2020. Special trades activities sub-sector registered a growth of 1.6 per cent. Meanwhile, the three sub-sectors namely Residential buildings, Civil engineering and Non-residential sub-sector uptrend by -12.0 per cent, -13.6 per cent and -16.0 per cent respectively, as compared with the same quarter 2019.
The Civil engineering sub-sector remained dominant as the main contributor to the value of construction work done with 45.8 per cent share. Residential buildings contributed 24.5 per cent, Non-residential buildings (24.0%) and Special trades activities (5.7%).
The private sector continued to propel the construction activity with 50.7 per cent share of value of construction work done (RM15.9 billion) as compared to the public sector with 49.3 per cent share of value of construction work done (RM15.5 billion).
Note: * This report can be accessed through the web portal of the Department of Statistics, Malaysia (https://www.dosm.gov.my) under the section: Latest Releases.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
10 November 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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