Performance of the construction sector.
The value of construction work done in the first quarter 2018 recorded a moderate growth of 5.9 per cent year-on-year to record RM37.1 billion (Q4 2017: RM35.1 billion).
The expansion in value of construction work done was driven by positive growth in Civil engineering sub-sector with 19.5 per cent and Special trades activities sub-sector with 8.6 per cent. However, the Non-residential and Residential buildings sub-sector declined to 1.2 per cent and 3.4 per cent respectively.
In terms of contributions, Civil engineering sub-sector continued to dominate the performance of value of construction work done with 39.6 per cent share, followed by Non-residential buildings (28.8%), Residential buildings (26.6%) and Special trades activities (5.0%).
The private sector continued to propelled the construction activity with 60.9 per cent share (RM22.6 billion) as compared to the public sector with 39.1 per cent share (RM14.5 billion).
Data for first quarter 2018 is provisional. The data will be updated based on the latest available figures and subsequently published in the publication second quarter 2018.
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
10 May 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]dosm.gov.my