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Construction sector recorded value of gross output RM204.4 billion in 2017
Value of gross output for civil engineering sub-sector was RM63.7 billion in 2017
In 2017 1,330,266 persons engaged in construction sector

Report on Survey of Construction Industries 2014

Release Date : Wednesday 12, August 2015 1200

1. Performance of the construction sector

The gross output of construction sector posted a strong growth of 19.3 per cent in 2013. The strong growth was supported by the ongoing projects under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). The overall performance of this sector in 2013 as compared to 2012 is shown in Table 1.



2. Performance of the construction sub-sectors

In 2013, the civil engineering sub-sector contributed the most to gross output of the construction industries with a share of 28.9 per cent (RM38.0 billion) as compared to 26.2 per cent (RM28.8 billion) in 2012. This was followed by the non-residential construction which recorded RM35.4 billion of gross output as compared to RM33.1 billion in 2012. The performance of gross output by construction sub-sectors for year 2013 is shown in Table 2.



3. Construction by project owners

The private owned construction projects (POCP) continued to dominate in 2013, contributing 75.6 per cent (RM98.1 billion) as compared to 73.4 per cent (RM79.5 billion) in 2012. This was mainly driven by a strong growth registered by civil engineering (45.3%) and residential sub-sectors (25.7%).

While the government owned construction projects (GOCP) contributed 24.4 per cent (RM31.6 billion) to the value of construction work done in 2013. The performance was propelled by civil engineering (20.6%) and special trades (41.7%) sub-sectors. The value of construction work done by project owners and sub-sectors for year 2013 is shown in Table 3.



4. Performance of construction sector by region

Construction activities in 2013 was concentrated in the central region with a value of gross output of RM67.0 billion (51.0%) as illustrated in Table 4. The highest gross output in the central region was impelled by the rapid construction activities in Klang Valley. Meanwhile, the ongoing projects of infrastructure development in Johor have induced the construction activities in southern region with a value of gross output amounting to RM20.3 billion (15.4%).



Released By:

12 August 2015

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Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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