Performance of the construction sector.
The value of construction work done in the second quarter 2017 recorded double digit growth of 11.2 per cent year-on-year to record RM33.8 billion (Q1 2017: RM35.1 billion). The expansion in value of construction work done was driven by positive growth in all sub-sectors: Civil engineering (19.3%), Special trades activities (11.6%), Non-residential buildings (9.7%) and Residential buildings (3.8%) sub-sector.
In terms of contributions, Civil engineering sub-sector continued to dominate the performance of value of construction work done with 35.5 per cent share, followed by Non-residential buildings (31.2%), Residential buildings (28.5%) and Special trades activities (4.8%).
The private sector continued to propelled the construction activity with 63.8 per cent share (RM21.6 billion) as compared to the public sector with 36.2 per cent share (RM12.2 billion).
Data for second quarter 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the publication third quarter 2017.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
10 August 2017
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