Construction activity in Malaysia surged 23.3 percent year-on-year in Q3 of 2022, picking up sharply from a 6.1 percent growth in Q2 and marking the steepest expansion since Q2 of 2021, as the economy fully emerged from coronavirus curbs. Output accelerated for non-residential buildings (37.7% vs 18.1% in Q2), special trade activities (32.2% vs 11.9%), and residential buildings (17.8% vs 7.9%), while there was a strong upturn in civil engineering activity (14.6% vs -4.4%). source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Construction Output in Malaysia averaged 6.84 percent from 2011 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 42.60 percent in the second quarter of 2021 and a record low of -44.90 percent in the second 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 December of 2022.

Construction Output in Malaysia is expected to be 5.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Malaysia Construction Output is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Construction Output



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-08-09 04:00 AM Q2 6.1% -6.1% -3%
2022-11-08 04:00 AM Q3 23.2% 6.1% 5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Construction Output 23.20 6.10 percent Sep 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.20 6.10 42.60 -44.90 2011 - 2022 percent Quarterly

News Stream
Malaysia Q3 Construction Output Grows the Most in 5 Quarters
Construction activity in Malaysia surged 23.3 percent year-on-year in Q3 of 2022, picking up sharply from a 6.1 percent growth in Q2 and marking the steepest expansion since Q2 of 2021, as the economy fully emerged from coronavirus curbs. Output accelerated for non-residential buildings (37.7% vs 18.1% in Q2), special trade activities (32.2% vs 11.9%), and residential buildings (17.8% vs 7.9%), while there was a strong upturn in civil engineering activity (14.6% vs -4.4%).
2022-11-08
Malaysia Q2 Construction Output Bounces Back
Construction activity in Malaysia rose 6.1 percent year-on-year in the June quarter of 2022, rebounding from a 6.1 percent drop in the prior period and indicating the first increase in a year, as the economy fully emerged from coronavirus curbs. There was an upturn in activity related to residential buildings (7.9 percent vs -11.9 percent in Q1), while the output of non-residential buildings picked up strongly (18.1 percent vs 4.2 percent), and special trade activities continued their double-digit growth (11.9 percent vs 24.1 percent). In contrast, civil engineering activity fell at a slower rate (-4.4 percent vs -15.5 percent).
2022-08-09
Malaysia Q1 Construction Output Shrinks the Least in 3 Quarters
Construction activity in Malaysia contracted 6.1 percent year-on-year in the March quarter of 2022, compared to a 12.9 percent fall in the prior period. This was the third straight quarter of drop in the construction output, but the least in the sequence as disruptions caused by the pandemic eased, with residential buildings falling at a softer pace (-11.9 percent vs -18.2 percent in Q4). Meanwhile, activities rebounded for both non-residential buildings (4.2 percent vs -7.1 percent), and civil engineering (15.5 percent vs -20.3 percent). At the same time, special trade activities continued a double-digit growth (24.1 percent vs 22.5 percent). In 2021, the construction output dropped by 5.0 percent.
2022-05-11