The value of construction work done in the first quarter 2019 recorded a slower growth of 0.7 per cent year-on-year to record RM37.4 billion (Q4 2018: RM36.5 billion).
The expansion in value of construction work done was driven by positive growth in the Civil engineering sub-sector with 9.5 per cent and Special trades activities sub-sector with 4.3 per cent. However, the Non-residential buildings and Residential buildings sub-sectors declined to 4.4 per cent and 7.4 per cent respectively.
In terms of contributions, Civil engineering sub-sector continued to dominate the performance of value of construction work done with 43.1 per cent share, followed by Non-residential buildings (27.3%), Residential buildings (24.5%) and Special trades activities (5.2%).
The private sector continued to propelled the construction activity with 56.0 per cent share (RM20.9 billion) as compared to the public sector with 44.0 per cent share (RM16.5 billion).
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
10 May 2019
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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