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

Release Date : Monday 10, December 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 1.2 per cent in November 2018 except for 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (flat roof), 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (pitched roof) and 5 storey and above (R.C.) building (for accommodation) in region F-Eastern which remained unchange as compared to the previous month.

The BCI (with steel bars) in region C-Central, D-Johor and E-Pahang increased between 0.1 and 1.2 per cent in November 2018. In contrast, the BCI in region  A-Northern, B-Perak and F-Eastern showed decreases except for Timber building and Timber piling, increased between 1.0 per cent and 1.2 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 1.3 per cent in November 2018 except the BCI (with steel bars) for (R.C.) piling in Kota Kinabalu showed a decrease of 0.1 per cent as compared to the previous month. Meanwhile, the BCI (without steel bars and with steel bars) for Timber piling in all regions remained unchange 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 bar) for all categories of building in Kuching increased between 0.1 and 0.5 per cent in November 2018 as compared to the previous month. In Sibu, 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (flat roof) and Timber building increased by 0.1 per cent each. Meanwhile in Miri, only the (R.C.) piling showed an increase of 0.5 per cent as compared to the previous month.

The BCI (without steel bar) for all categories of building in Kota Kinabalu increased between 0.3 and 0.5 per cent in November 2018. In contrast, the BCI in Sibu and Miri showed a decrease between 0.1 and 0.8 per cent 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 December 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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