Performance of the construction sector.
The value of construction work done in the fourth quarter 2017 recorded a growth of 7.7 per cent year-on-year to record RM35.1 billion (Q3 2017: RM34.5 billion).
The expansion in value of construction work done was driven by positive growth in all sub-sectors: Civil engineering (18.4%), Special trades activities (9.5%), Non-residential buildings (1.5%) and Residential buildings (1.2%) sub-sector.
In terms of contributions, Civil engineering sub-sector continued to dominate the performance of value of construction work done with 38.8 per cent share, followed by Non-residential buildings (28.8%), Residential buildings (27.7%) and Special trades activities (4.6%).
The private sector continued to propelled the construction activity with 63.3 per cent share (RM22.2 billion) as compared to the public sector with 36.7 per cent share (RM12.9 billion).
Data for fourth quarter 2017 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the publication first quarter 2018.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
9 February 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]stats.gov.my