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Special Release 2 (For Building and Structural Works) March 2019

Release Date : Wednesday 10, April 2019 1200

Peninsular Malaysia

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) for all categories of building in all regions increased between 0.1 and 1.0 per cent in March 2019 as compared to the previous month.

Similarly, the BCI (with steel bars) for almost all categories of building in all regions increased except 5 storey & above (R.C.) building (for office) in region B (Perak) and several categories of buildings in region F (Terengganu & Kelantan); 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (flat roof), 2-4 storey (R.C.) building (pitched roof), 5 storey & above (R.C.) building (for accommodation) and 5 storey & above (R.C.) building (for office) decreased between 0.1 and 0.2 per cent 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.

Table 1: Changes in unit price index for building materials by region in Peninsular Malaysia
(Changes in index points as compared to the previous month)

 

Sabah

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) for all categories of building in Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau increased between 0.1 and 1.1 per cent in March 2019 as compared to the previous month except the BCI (with steel bars) for 5 storey & above (R.C.) building (for office) and (R.C.) Piling in Tawau decreased by 0.1 and 0.5 per cent respectively.

The changes in unit price indices of building materials by region in Sabah are shown in Table 2.

Table 2: Changes in unit price index for building materials by region in Sabah
(Changes in index points as compared to the previous month)

 

Sarawak

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) for all categories of building in Kuching increased between 0.1 and 0.4 per cent in March 2019 as compared to the previous month. In contrast, the BCI (with steel bars) in Sibu decreased between 0.1 and 0.9 per cent during the same period. Meanwhile, the BCI in Miri for all categories of building remained unchange as compared to the previous month.   

The changes in unit price indices of building materials by region in Sarawak are shown in Table 3.

Table 3:  Changes in unit price index for building materials by region in Sarawak
(Changes in index points as compared to the previous month)

Notes:

R.C. = Reinforced Concrete

 

 

Released By:
 

DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
 DrUzir_Mahidin       Dr_Uzir

10 April 2019

 

Contact person:

Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7187 / 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : jpbkkp[at]dosm.gov.my

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