Malaysia’s construction sector contracted 14.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020
The value of construction work done in the fourth quarter 2020 contracted by 14.2 per cent (Q3 2020: -13.1%) year-on-year basis, amounting to RM31.7 billion (Q3 2020: RM31.4 billion).
The Special trades activities sub-sector soared higher at 29.3 per cent in the fourth quarter 2020. The others three sub-sector, namely Civil engineering sub-sector declined by 25.0 per cent, Residential buildings sub-sector (-10.9%) and Non-residential buildings sub-sector (-6.3%).
The Civil engineering sub-sector remained dominant the value of construction work done for 21 consecutive quarters since fourth quarter 2015 with 39.6 per cent share. This followed by Non-residential buildings (27.5%) Residential buildings (25.4%) and Special trades activities (7.4%).
The private sector continued to impel the construction activity with 55.7 per cent share or RM17.7 billion of the total value of construction work done, as compared to the public sector with 44.3 per cent share (RM14.0 billion).
In 2020, the value of construction work done contracted by 19.4 per cent to RM117.9 billion as compared to RM146.4 billion in 2019. All sub-sector recorded a declined in the value of construction work done, where the Civil engineering sub-sector decreased 24.0 per cent, Residential buildings sub-sector (-17.2%), Non-residential buildings sub-sector (-17.1%) and Special trades activities sub-sector (-2.1%).
The full publication of the Quarterly Construction Statistics, Fourth Quarter 2020 can be downloaded through eStatistik portal.
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
10 FEBRUARY 2021
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