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Special Release 2 (For Building and Structural Works) July 2017

Release Date : Thursday 10, August 2017 1200

Peninsular Malaysia

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) in region A-Northern, B-Perak and E-Pahang showed an increase for some categories of building in July 2017. On the other hand, the BCI in region C-Central and F-Eastern decrease for some categories of building. While, the BCI in region D-Johor remained unchanged as compared to the previous month.

The unit price indices of building materials that showed changes (increase/decrease) in July 2017 as compared to the previous month are as follows:

                   

 

Sabah

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) in Sabah recorded increases for single storey (R.C.) building, single storey steel frame (building) and single storey steel frame (tower only) in Kota Kinabalu in July 2017. While, the BCI in Sandakan and Tawau remained unchanged as compared to the previous month.

The BCI (with steel bars) in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan showed increases for almost all building categories in July 2017. In contrast, the BCI in Tawau showed decreases as compared to June 2017.

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) in Sibu showed increases 0.1 per cent for single storey (R.C.) building, 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (pitched roof), 5 storey and above (R.C.) building (for office) and single storey steel frame (building) in July 2017. On the other hand, the BCI for (R.C.) piling in Kuching decreased 0.1 per cent. While, the BCI in Miri remained unchanged as compared to the previous month.

The BCI (with steel bars) in Kuching and Sibu showed decreases for almost all categories of buildings in July 2017. Meanwhile, the BCI in Miri remained unchanged as compared to the previous month.

The changes in the unit price indices for building materials by region in Sarawak are as follows:

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

 

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THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
10 August 2017


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

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