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

Release Date : Monday 10, June 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 May 2019 as compared to the previous month. However, the BCI (with steel bars) in region A (Pulau Pinang, Kedah & Perlis) for 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (flat roof), 5 storey and above (R.C.) building (for accommodation) and 5 storey and above (R.C.) building (for office) decreased 0.1 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 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 May 2019 as compared to the previous month.

Likewise, the BCI (with steel bars) for almost all categories of building in all regions increased between 0.1 and 1.2 per cent in May 2019. However, the BCI for 5 storey & above (R.C.) building (for office) and (R.C.) Piling in Sandakan decreased by 0.1 and 0.4 per cent 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 Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) for all categories of building in Kuching increased between 0.2 and 0.7 per cent in May 2019 as compared to the previous month. In Miri, only the BCI for Single storey steel frame (building) showed a change of 0.1 per cent as compared to April 2019. While, the BCI for all categories of building in Sibu remained unchanged as compared to the previous month.

The BCI (with steel bars) for almost all categories of building in Kuching and Sibu increased between 0.1 and 0.7 per cent in May 2019 as compared to the previous month. As for the BCI in Miri, it remained unchanged.   

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 June 2019

 

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Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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