The value of construction work done in the second quarter 2019 recorded a growth of 0.8 per cent year-on-year, amounting to RM35.9 billion (Q1 2019: RM37.4 billion).
The expansion in value of construction work done was driven by positive growth in the Civil engineering sub-sector with 8.2 per cent and Special trades activities sub-sector with 5.9 per cent. However, the Residential buildings sub-sector and Non-residential buildings sub-sectors growth reduced to 1.1 per cent and 9.3 per cent respectively.
The Civil engineering sub-sector remained as the key contributor to the value of construction work done with 44.8 per cent share. This was followed by Non-residential buildings (25.3%), Residential buildings (24.5%) and Special trades activities (5.4%).
The private sector continued to propelled the construction activity with 55.2 per cent share of value of construction work done (RM19.8 billion) as compared to the public sector with 44.8 per cent share of value of construction work done (RM16.1 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
09 AUGUST 2019
Rohaida binti Mohamad
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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