The value of construction work done in the third quarter 2019 contracted 0.6 per cent year-on-year basis, amounting to RM36.1 billion (Q2 2019: RM35.9 billion).
The Civil engineering sub-sector registered the highest growth in the third quarter 2019, with 7.5 per cent, followed by the Special trades activities sub-sector, 2.8 per cent. However, the Residential buildings sub-sector and Non-residential buildings sub-sector declined by 2.7 per cent and 11.6 per cent respectively.
The Civil engineering sub-sector remained as the key contributor to the value of construction work done with 46.1 per cent share. This was followed by Non-residential buildings (24.8%), Residential buildings (24.2%) and Special trades activities (4.9%).
The private sector continued to propel the construction activity with 54.3 per cent share of value of construction work done
(RM19.6 billion) as compared to the public sector with 45.7 per cent share of value of construction work done (RM16.5 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
11 NOVEMBER 2019
Rohaida binti Mohamad
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : rohaida.mohamad[at]dosm.gov.my