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Special Release 2 (For Building and Structural Works) June 2019

Release Date : Wednesday 10, July 2019 1200

Peninsular Malaysia

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) for almost all categories of building in all regions increased between 0.1 and 0.8 per cent in June 2019 as compared to the previous month. However, the BCI (without steel bars) in region B (Perak) for Single storey (R.C.) building, 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (flat roof) and 5 storey and above (R.C.) building (for office) decreased 0.1 per cent respectively as compared to the previous month. Meanwhile, BCI (with steel bars) in region E (Pahang) for almost all categories of building decreased between 0.1 and 1.1 per cent except Timber building (0.6 per cent) and (R.C) piling (0.7 per cent).

The changes in unit price indices of building materials by regions in Peninsular Malaysia are shown in Table 1.

 

Sabah

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) for all categories of building in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau increased between 0.1 and 0.7 per cent in June 2019 as compared to the previous month.

The BCI (with steel bars) for almost all categories of building in Tawau increased between 0.1 and 0.7 per cent in June as compared to the previous month. In contrast, the BCI in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan decreased between 0.1 and 0.9 per cent as compared to the previous month except Timber building (0.4 per cent) and (R.C.) piling (0.7 per cent).

The changes in unit price indices of building materials by region in Sabah are shown in Table 2.

Sarawak

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) for all categories of building in Kuching and Miri decreased between 0.1 and 0.6 per cent in June 2019. While, the BCI (with steel bars) in Sibu for Single storey (R.C.) building, 5 storey and above building (for accommodation) and (R.C.) Piling increased by 0.1 per cent as compared to the previous month.   

The changes in unit price indices of building materials by region in Sarawak are shown in Table 3.

Notes:

R.C. = Reinforced Concrete

 

Released By:
 

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
 DrUzir_Mahidin       Dr_Uzir

10 July 2019

 

Contact person:

Rohaida binti Mohamad 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my

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