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

Release Date : Thursday 10, May 2018 1200

Peninsular Malaysia

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) for several category of building in almost all regions showed increases in April 2018 except region D-Johor which was unchanged as compared to March 2018.

The BCI (with steel bars) in region C-Central, E-Pahang and F-Eastern showed increases for several category of building in April 2018. Meanwhile, the BCI in region A-Northen, B-Perak and D-Johor remained unchanged except for (R.C.) piling in region A-Northen and B-Perak decreased by 0.1 and 0.2 per cent respectively as compared to the previous month. 

The unit price indices of building materials that showed changes as compared to the previous month are as follows:

                      

 

Sabah

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) in Sabah showed increases for almost all building categories in April 2018 except the BCI in Tawau which was unchanged 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 and Sibu recorded increases for almost all building categories in April 2018. Meanwhile, the BCI in Miri remained unchanged as compared to the previous month.

The BCI (with steel bars) in Kuching showed increases for almost all building categories in April 2018. In contrast, the BCI in Sibu showed decreases. 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

 

RELEASED BY:

 

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