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Special Release 2 (For Building and Structural Works) May 2017

Release Date : Friday 09, June 2017 1200

The Building Material Cost Index (without steel bars and with steel bars) for almost all categories of buildings in Peninsular Malaysia increased in May 2017 as compared to April 2017

Peninsular Malaysia

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) for all categories of building in all regions increased in May 2017 except for (R.C.) piling (with steel bars) in region A-North which decreased by 0.3 points as compared to the previous month.

The unit price indices of building materials that showed changes (increase/decrease) in May 2017 as compared to the previous month are as follows:

                   

Sabah

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) in Tawau recorded an increase of 0.1 per cent for single storey (R.C.) building and 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (pitched roof) in May 2017. While, the BCI for Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan remained unchange as compared to the previous month. 

The BCI (with steel bars) in all regions remained unchange except for 5 storey and above (R.C.) building (for office) in Tawau which recorded an increase of 0.1 per cent as compared to the previous month.

The changes in the unit price indices for building materials by region in Sabah are as follows:

                                 

 

Sarawak

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) in Miri increased for several categories of buildings in May 2017. In contrast, the BCI in Kuching showed decreases for almost all categories of buildings except 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (flat roof) which remained unchange. Meanwhile, the BCI in Sibu showed no change as compared to the previous month.

The changes in the unit price indices for building materials by region in Sarawak are as follows:

                           

 

Notes:

R.C. = Reinforced Concrete

*Region:

A = Pulau Pinang, Kedah and Perlis
B = Perak
C = Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor
D = Johor
E = Pahang
F = Kelantan and Terengganu

 

RELEASED BY:

 

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
9 June 2017


Contact person:
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my

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