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Construction sector recorded value of gross output RM204.4 billion in 2017
Value of gross output for civil engineering sub-sector was RM63.7 billion in 2017
In 2017 1,330,266 persons engaged in construction sector

Quarterly Construction Statistics, Third Quarter 2020

Release Date : Tuesday 10, November 2020 12:00 pm
Last Updated : Monday 21, November 2022 03:41 pm



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.


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

10 November 2020


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Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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