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

Release Date : Friday 10, March 2017 1200

The Building Material Cost Index (without steel bars and with steel bars) in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak increased for almost all categories of buildings

 

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 February 2017. Meanwhile, the BCI for timber piling building category remained unchanged as compared to January 2017. 

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

                     

 

Sabah

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) in Kota Kinabalu recorded increases for single storey steel frame (building) and single storey steel frame (tower only) in February 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 Tawau recorded increases for almost all categories of building in February 2017 as compared to the previous month. While, the BCI in Sandakan remained unchanged as compared to January 2017.

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

   

 

Sarawak

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) in Sarawak showed increases for all categories of buildings in February 2017 except for (R.C.) piling in Miri which 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

 

RELEASED BY:

 

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
10 March 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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