Performance of the construction sector
The total value of construction work done in the fourth quarter 2015 recorded a growth of 11.2 per cent year-on-year to record RM30.1 billion mainly driven by the civil engineering sub-sector. The quarter-on-quarter percentage change showed a growth of 4.5 per cent as compared to the previous quarter as shown in Table A.
Table A : Performance of the construction sector
As illustrated in Chart 1, the construction sector continued to record a positive growth since the fourth quarter of 2012.
Chart 1 : Annual percentage change, Q4 2012 – Q4 2015
Construction by type of activity
Chart 2 illustrates the growth of construction work done by type of construction activity for the period of first quarter 2013 to fourth quarter 2015. The highest growth was contributed by civil engineering sub-sector which recorded 23.3 per cent in fourth quarter 2015. Residential buildings recorded 8.7 per cent, special trades 4.4 per cent and non-residential buildings subsector 3.6 per cent.
Chart 2 : Annual percentage change by type of activity, Q1 2013 - Q4 2015
In the fourth quarter 2015, the highest percentage share was contributed by civil engineering sub-sector which recorded 33.9 per cent. Followed by non-residential buildings (32.3%), residential buildings (29.1%), and special trades sub-sector(4.8%) as shown in Table B.
Table B : Value of construction work done by type of activity, Q4 2014 – Q4 2015
Value of construction work done by location of project
In the current quarter, Johor recorded the highest value of construction work done of RM6.9 billion or 22.8 per cent among the states. This was followed by Selangor, RM6.6 billion (22.0%); Wilayah Persekutuan, RM5.5 billion (18.2%); Sarawak, RM2.3 billion (7.8%) and Pulau Pinang, RM1.5 billion (4.9%). The contribution of these five states accounted for 75.7 per cent of the total value of construction work done as shown in Chart 3.
Chart 3 : Value of construction work done by location of project, Q4 2015
Construction by project owner
In terms of the value of construction work done by the project owner, the private and the public sector recorded RM20.5 billion and RM9.7 billion respectively in the fourth quarter 2015 as shown in Chart 4 .
Chart 4 : Value of construction work done by project owner, Q4 2012 – Q4 2015
Data for fourth quarter 2015 is provisional. The data wil be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the publication first quarter 2016.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
11 February 2016
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my