Construction output in Malaysia rose by 0.6 percent year-on-year in the September quarter of 2019, the weakest growth since the second quarter 2011, after a 0.8 percent growth in the preceding three months. Both output of civil engineering production (7.5 percent vs 8.2 percent in Q2) and special trade activities grew at softer rates (2.8 percent vs 5.9 percent). In addition, activities shrank further for both residential building activity (-2.7 percent vs -1.1 percent) and non-residential buildings (-11.6 percent vs -9.3 percent). Construction Output in Malaysia averaged 13.53 percent from 2011 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 35.30 percent in the second quarter of 2012 and a record low of -6.00 percent in the second quarter of 2011. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Construction Output in Malaysia is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Construction Output in Malaysia to stand at 3.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Construction Output is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Construction Output

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.80 35.30 -6.00 2011 - 2019 percent Quarterly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-11 04:00 AM Q4 4.1% 5.2% 5%
2019-05-10 04:00 AM Q1 0.7% 4.1% 3.4%
2019-08-09 04:00 AM Q2 0.8% 0.7% 3.6%
2019-11-11 04:00 AM Q3 0.6% 0.8% 2.5%
2020-02-10 04:00 AM Q4 0.6% 2%

News Stream
Malaysia Construction Activity Expands Slightly Faster in Q2
Construction output in Malaysia rose by 0.8 percent year-on-year in the June quarter 2019, after a 0.7 percent growth in the preceding three months. Output of special trade activities increased faster (5.9 percent vs 4.3 percent in Q1) while residential building activity declined at a softer pace (-1.1 percent vs -7.4 percent). On the other hand, civil engineering production rose less (8.2 percent vs 9.5 percent) while non-residential buildings output dropped much steeper (-9.3 percent vs -4.4 percent).

Malaysia Construction Output Rises the Least in Near 8 Years
Construction output in Malaysia rose by 0.7 percent year-on-year in the March quarter of 2019, slowing from a 4.1 percent growth in the preceding three months. It was the smallest increase in construction production since the second quarter 2011, when it contracted 6.0 percent. Output growth eased markedly for both civil engineering (9.5 percent vs 14.3 percent in Q4) and special trade activities (4.3 percent vs 8.2 percent). In addition, non-residential building activity tumbled (-4.4 percent vs 2.5 percent), while residential building output declined at a softer pace (-7.4 percent vs -9.2 percent).

Malaysia Q4 Construction Output Growth Eases Further
Construction output in Malaysia rose by 4.1 percent year-on-year in the December quarter of 2018, slowing from a 5.2 percent growth in the preceding three months and reaching the weakest increase since a contraction in the second quarter 2011. Output growth slowed for civil engineering (14.3 percent vs 17.7 percent in the third quarter) and special trade activities (8.2 percent vs 11.8 percent). In addition, residential building output declined further (-9.2 percent vs -7.7 percent). Conversely, non-residential building activity expanded 2.5 percent, much faster than a 0.4 percent rise in the September quarter.

Malaysia Construction Output
In Malaysia, construction output refers to year over year change in the output within the construction sector, including building construction and civil engineering.

Malaysia Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.90 1.30 44.50 -39.20 percent [+]
Construction Output 0.60 0.80 35.30 -6.00 percent [+]