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Special Release 2 (For Building and Structural Works) July 2016

Release Date : Wednesday 10, August 2016 1200

Peninsular Malaysia

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) by category of building in all regions showed increases except for (R.C.) piling which showed decreases in region A-Northern, C-Central and F-Eastern in July 2016 as compared to the previous month.

The unit price index of building materials that showed changes in July 2016 compared to the previous month are as follows:

                       

 

Sabah

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) in Sabah recorded no change for all categories of buildings except for single storey (R.C.) building in Sandakan which showed decreases by 0.1 per cent. Meanwhile, the BCI (with steel bars) showed changes for several categories of buildings in Sabah except for timber building and timber piling which stated no change in July 2016 as compared to the previous month.  

Changes in unit price index 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 Kuching and Sibu recorded increases for almost all categories of buildings in July 2016 as compared to the previous month. On the other hand, no change was registered for most building categories in Miri except for 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (flat roof), 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (pitched roof) and (R.C.) piling which showed decreases of 0.1 per cent.

Changes in unit price index for building materials by region in Sarawak are as follows:

 

Notes:

R.C. = Reinforced Concrete
 
*Regions:


A = Pulau Pinang, Kedah dan 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
10 August 2016


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