Construction activity in Malaysia contracted 21.0 percent year-on-year in the September quarter of 2021, reversing from a record high of a 42.6 percent growth in the prior period, dragged down by renewed coronavirus-induced restrictions and sluggish vaccination rate. Declines were mainly seen in civil engineering works (-29.7 percent vs 59.5 percent in Q2), residential buildings (-24.9 percent vs 18.0 percent), and non-residential (-10.4 percent vs -37.0 percent). At the same time, special trade activities moderated sharply (21.0 percent vs 75.0 percent). source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Construction Output in Malaysia averaged 13.53 percent from 2011 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 42.60 percent in the second quarter of 2021 and a record low of -6.30 percent in the first quarter of 2020. This page provides - Malaysia Construction Output- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Construction Output - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2022.

Construction Output in Malaysia is expected to be 20.00 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 3.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Construction Output is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Construction Output


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-08-09 04:00 AM Q2 42.6% -10.5% -12%
2021-11-11 04:00 AM Q3 -21% 42.6% 15%
2022-02-08 04:00 AM Q4


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Construction Output -21.00 42.60 percent Sep/21

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Malaysia Q3 Construction Output Falls
Construction activity in Malaysia contracted 21.0 percent year-on-year in the September quarter of 2021, reversing from a record high of a 42.6 percent growth in the prior period, dragged down by renewed coronavirus-induced restrictions and sluggish vaccination rate. Declines were mainly seen in civil engineering works (-29.7 percent vs 59.5 percent in Q2), residential buildings (-24.9 percent vs 18.0 percent), and non-residential (-10.4 percent vs -37.0 percent). At the same time, special trade activities moderated sharply (21.0 percent vs 75.0 percent).
2021-11-11
Malaysia Q2 Construction Output Rises at Record Pace
Construction activity in Malaysia rose by 42.6 percent year-on-year in the June quarter of 2021, the most on record, after a 10.5 percent contraction in the prior period. This was the first expansion in the construction sector since the fourth quarter of 2019, as the economy reopened from the strictest COVID-19 lockdowns following an acceleration in virus vaccinations. There was a strong rebound in civil engineering works (59.5 percent vs -22.3 percent in Q1), residential buildings (18.0 percent vs -4.2 percent), and non-residential (37 percent vs -5.3 percent). Also, special trade activities sharply accelerated (75.0 percent vs 28.0 percent).
2021-08-09
Malaysia Construction Output Contracts at Softer Rate
Construction output in Malaysia shrank by 10.5 percent year-on-year in the March quarter of 2021, after a 14.2 decline in the previous period. This was the fifth straight quarter of contraction in construction activity, amid the prolonged impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Output fell at a slower rate for civil engineering (-22.3 percent vs -25 percent in Q4), residential buildings (-4.2 percent vs -10.9 percent), and non-residential (-5.3 percent vs -6.3 percent). At the same time, special trade activities grew by 28 percent, following a 29.3 percent rise in Q4. In 2020, construction activity plunged 19.4 percent.
2021-05-10

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.