Malaysia’s construction sector contracted 6.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2020
The value of construction work done in the first quarter 2020 contracted by 6.3 per cent (Q4 2019: 1.3%) year-on-year basis, amounting to RM35.0 billion
(Q4 2019: RM37.0 billion).
All construction activities slowed down in the first quarter of 2020. There were declined in the Non-residential buildings sub-sector 11.0 per cent, Special trades activities sub-sector (8.6%), Residential buildings sub-sector (7.6%) and Civil engineering sub-sector (2.3%) in the first quarter 2020.
The Civil engineering sub-sector remained dominant as the main contributor to the value of construction work done with 44.9 per cent share. Non-residential buildings contributed 25.9 per cent, Residential buildings (24.1%) and Special trades activities (5.0%).
The private sector continued to propel the construction activity with 54.8 per cent share of value of construction work done (RM19.2 billion) as compared to the public sector with 45.2 per cent share of value of construction work done (RM15.8 billion).
Note: * This report can be accessed through the web portal of the Department of Statistics, Malaysia (https://www.dosm.gov.my) under the section: Latest Releases.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS MALAYSIA
12 May 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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