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Special Release 2 (For Building and Structural Works) April 2020

Release Date : Tuesday 12, May 2020 1200

Performance Review – Indices (April 2020)

Without steel bars:

The performance of BCI (without steel bars) in Peninsular Malaysia for April 2020 showed an increase between 0.1 and 0.9 per cent. The BCI in region A (Pulau Pinang, Kedah & Perlis) increased 0.1 per cent for 2-4 Storey (R.C.) building (flat roof) and (R.C.) Piling. On the other hand, the BCI in region F (Terengganu & Kelantan) increased 0.1 per cent for 5 Storey & above (R.C.) building (for accommodation) only.

In contrast, The BCI in Kota Kinabalu for almost all building categories decreased between 0.1 and 0.4 per cent as compared to the previous month. The decline of 0.1 per cent occurred in 2-4 Storey (R.C.) building (flat roof), 2-4 Storey (R.C.) building (pitched roof) and 5 Storey & above (R.C.) building (for office). Meanwhile, the BCI for (R.C.) Piling decreased 0.4 per cent.

Other than that, the BCI in Miri declined 0.1 per cent for almost all categories of building except for Timber building, (R.C.) Piling and Single storey steel frame (building).

With steel bars:

The performance of BCI (with steel bars) in Peninsular Malaysia increased between 0.1 and 0.6 per cent for almost all building categories. The BCI in region C (Selangor, W.P. Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Negeri Sembilan) and region D (Johor) edged up between 0.1 and 0.2 per cent for almost all categories of building. Meanwhile, the BCI in region B (Perak) and region E (Pahang) recorded an increase between 0.2 and 0.6 for almost all building categories.

As compared to the previous month, the BCI in Kota Kinabalu and Miri decreased between 0.1 and 0.2 per cent for almost all building categories.

Changes in Unit Price Indices (April 2020)

The changes in unit price indices of building materials by region in Malaysia are shown in Table 1.

 

Released By:
 

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

12 May 2020

 

Contact person:

Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
E-mail : yusrizal.razak[at]dosm.gov.my

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