Performance of construction sector
The value of construction work done in the second quarter 2018 recorded a moderate growth of 5.3 per cent year-on-year to record RM35.6 billion (Q1 2018: RM37.1 billion).
The expansion in value of construction work done was driven by positive growth in Civil engineering sub-sector with 23.6 per cent and Special trades activities sub-sector with 12.6 per cent. However, the Residential buildings and Non-residential sub-sector declined to 7.6 per cent and 4.8 per cent respectively.
In terms of contributions, Civil engineering sub-sector continued to dominate the performance of value of construction work done with 41.7 per cent share, followed by Non-residential buildings (28.2%), Residential buildings (25.0%) and Special trades activities (5.1%).
The private sector continued to propelled the construction activity with 56.4 per cent share (RM20.1 billion) as compared to the public sector with 43.6 per cent share (RM15.5 billion).
Data for second quarter 2018
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
10 August 2018
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