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Special Release 2 (For Building and Structural Works) October 2018

Release Date : Friday 09, November 2018 1200

 

Peninsular Malaysia

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) for almost all categories of building in all regions increased between 0.1 and 0.7 per cent in October except for timber piling category which remained unchange as compared to the previous month.

The BCI (with steel bars) in region A-Northern, C-Central, E-Pahang and F-Eastern for almost all categories of building increased between 0.1 and 0.9 per cent in October 2018. In contrast, the BCI in region B-Perak showed decreases except for single storey (R.C.) building and timber building, increased 0.2 per cent and 0.1 per cent respectively as compared to the previous month. Meanwhile, in region D-Johor, only 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (flat roof) increased 0.1 per cent as compared to the previous month.

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

 

 

Sabah

The BCI (without steel bars and with steel bars) in Kota Kinabalu and Tawau for almost all categories of building increased between 0.1 and 0.5 per cent in October 2018 as compared to the previous month except for (R.C.) piling in Kota Kinabalu (-0.5 per cent) and Tawau (-0.2 per cent); and single storey steel frame (tower only) in Kota Kinabalu (-0.4 per cent). While, the BCI (without steel bars and with steel bars) in Sandakan decreased between 0.1 and 0.3 per cent as compared to the previous month for single storey (R.C.) building, 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (pitched roof), timber building and single storey steel frame (building) as compared to the previous month. The BCI for others remained unchange.

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 all regions increased in October 2018 as compared to the previous month except (R.C.) piling in Sibu which was unchange.

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

 

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:


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


9 November 2018

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

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