DOSM - Department of Statistics Malaysia

03/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 22:30

Special Release 2 (For Building and Structural Works) February 2018

Peninsular Malaysia

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) showed increases for almost all regions in February 2018 except region B-Perak which showed decreases as compared to the previous month. Meanwhile, the BCI in region D-Johor remained unchange as compared to January 2018.

The unit price indices of building materials that showed changes as compared to the previous month are as follows:

Sabah

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) in Sabah recorded increases for almost all building categories except single storey steel frame (tower only) in Kota Kinabalu which showed decreases in February 2018 as compared to the previous month.

The changes in the unit price indices for building materials by region in Sabah are shown in Table 2.

Sarawak

The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars and with steel bars) in Sarawak recorded increases for almost all building categories except (R.C.) piling (without steel bars) in Kuching which decreased in February 2018 as compared to the previous month.

The changes in the unit price indices for building materials by region in Sarawak are as follows:

Notes:

R.C. = Reinforced Concrete

*Region:

A = Pulau Pinang, Kedah and Perlis
B = Perak
C = Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor
D = Johor
E = Pahang
F = Kelantan and Terengganu

RELEASED BY:

THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
9 March 2018

Contact person:

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]stats.gov.my