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Construction sector recorded value of gross output RM204.4 billion in 2017
Value of gross output for civil engineering sub-sector was RM63.7 billion in 2017
In 2017 1,330,266 persons engaged in construction sector

Quarterly Construction Statistics, Fourth Quarter 2018

Release Date : Monday 11, February 2019 1200



Malaysia’s construction sector recorded the value of construction work done of RM36.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018

The value of construction work done in the fourth quarter 2018 recorded a moderate growth of  4.1 per cent year-on-year to record RM36.5 billion (Q3 2018: RM36.3 billion).

The expansion in value of construction work done was driven by positive growth in the Civil engineering, Special trades activities and Non-residential buildings sub-sectors, which grew by 14.3 per cent, 8.2 per cent and 2.5 per cent, respectively. However, the Residential buildings sub-sector declined to 9.2 per cent.

In terms of contributions, Civil engineering sub-sector continued to dominate the performance of value of construction work done with 42.6 per cent share, followed by Non-residential buildings (28.4%), Residential buildings (24.2%) and Special trades activities (4.8%).

The private sector continued to propelled the construction activity with 56.2 per cent share (RM20.5 billion) as compared to the public sector with 43.8 per cent share (RM16.0 billion).

The value of construction work done for 2018 amounted to RM145.5 billion, grew by 5.1 per cent as compared to RM138.5 billion in the previous year.




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.


Released By:

 DrUzir_Mahidin    Dr_Uzir

11 February 2019


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