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

Release Date : Thursday 10, January 2019 1200

 

Peninsular Malaysia

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) in region A-Northern, B-Perak, C-Central, D-Johor and E-Pahang for all categories of building increased between 0.1 and 1.0 per cent in December 2018. In contrast, the BCI in region F-Eastern decreased between 0.1 and 0.2 per cent except for Timber building and Timber piling, increased between 1.0 and 1.2 per cent respectively as compared to the previous month.  

The BCI (with steel bars) in region D-Johor and E-Pahang increased between 0.1 and 1.0 per cent in December 2018. In contrast, the BCI in region A-Northern, B-Perak, C-Central and F-Eastern showed decreases except for Timber building and Timber piling, increased between 0.9 and 1.0 per cent respectively 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) for almost all categories of building in all regions increased between 0.1 and 1.0 per cent in December 2018 as compared to the previous month.

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

Sarawak

The BCI (without steel bars and with steel bars) for all categories of building in Kuching increased between 0.1 and 0.4 per cent in December 2018 as compared to the previous month. Meanwhile, the BCI in Sibu and Miri remained unchange 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

*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

10 January 2019

 

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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