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

Release Date : Friday 10, August 2018 1200

 

Starting from July 2018, Building Materials Cost Index is using (July 2017=100) as a base year. Weighted building materials by building category are based on July 2017 prices updated by the Public Works Department.

 

Peninsular Malaysia

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) for almost all categories of building in all regions showed increases in July 2018 as compared to June 2018. However, the BCI (with steel bars) in Perak for 5 storey and above building (for accommodation) and 5 storey and above building (for office) increased 0.1 per cent respectively as compared to the previous month. 

 

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

    

          

 

Sabah

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) in all regions showed decreases for almost all categories of building in July 2018 as compared to June 2018. However, the BCI (with steel bars) for R.C piling in Kota Kinabalu and Tawau; single storey steel frame (building) in Kota Kinabalu; and single storey steel frame (tower only) in Kota Kinabalu increased as compared to the previous month.

 

The changes in the unit price indices for 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) in Kuching showed increases in July 2018 as compared to the previous month. In contrast, the BCI in Sibu decreased. While, the BCI in Miri unchanged.

 

The changes in the unit price indices for building materials by region in Sarawak are 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 JULY 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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