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

Release Date : Tuesday 09, May 2017 1200

The Building Material Cost Index (without steel bars and with steel bars) for several categories of buildings in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak increased in April 2017 as compared to March 2017

 

Peninsular Malaysia

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) for several categories of building in region A-Northern, B-Perak, C-Central and F-Eastern increased in April 2017. While, the BCI (without steel bars and with steel bars) in region D-Johor and E-Pahang remain unchanged as compared to the previous month.

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

                                                     

 

Sabah

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) in Sabah recorded an increase in Tawau for almost all building categories except for timber piling, single storey steel frame (building) and single storey steel frame (tower only) in April 2017. While, the BCI in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan remain unchanged as compared to the previous month. 

The BCI (with steel bars) for almost all categories of building in Kota Kinabalu and Tawau increased in April 2017. While, the BCI in Sandakan remain unchanged as compared to the previous month.   

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 increased for almost all categories of buildings in Kuching and Miri in April 2017.  While, the BCI in Sibu remain 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
9 May 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