Construction output in Malaysia slumped 6.3 percent year-on-year in the March quarter of 2020, swinging from a 1.3 percent growth in the previous period. This was the largest contraction on the record, amid severe blow from the COVID-19 outbreak that led businesses, including the construction sector, halting operations. The non-residential building subsector declined the most (-11 percent vs -10.3 percent in Q4), followed by special trades (-8.6 percent vs 3.8 percent), residential building (-7.6 percent vs 2.7 percent), and civil engineering (-2.3 percent vs 7.9 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 -6.30 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 July of 2020. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Construction Output in Malaysia is expected to be -10.00 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 8.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Construction Output is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Construction Output

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-6.30 1.30 35.30 -6.30 2011 - 2020 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 1.3% -0.6% 2%
2020-05-12 04:00 AM Q1 -6.3% 1.3% -4.2%
2020-08-10 04:00 AM Q2 -6.3% -10%
2020-11-10 04:00 AM Q3 3%


News Stream
Malaysia Q1 Construction Output Shrinks at Record Pace
Construction output in Malaysia slumped 6.3 percent year-on-year in the March quarter of 2020, swinging from a 1.3 percent growth in the previous period. This was the largest contraction on the record, amid severe blow from the COVID-19 outbreak that led businesses, including the construction sector, halting operations. The non-residential building subsector declined the most (-11 percent vs -10.3 percent in Q4), followed by special trades (-8.6 percent vs 3.8 percent), residential building (-7.6 percent vs 2.7 percent), and civil engineering (-2.3 percent vs 7.9 percent).
2020-05-12
Malaysia Construction Output Rebounds in Q4
Construction output in Malaysia rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2019, recovering from a 0.6 percent decline in the previous period. This was the sharpest increase in construction activity since the fourth quarter of 2018, as residential buildings rebounded (2.7 percent from -2.7 percent in Q3), and civil engineering (7.9 percent compared to 7.5 percent) and special trade (3.8 percent vs 2.8 percent) grew further. Additionally, non-residential buildings shrank less (-10.3 percent vs -11.6 percent). Considering 2019 as a whole, construction activity expanded 0.6 percent compared to 2018.
2020-02-10
Malaysia Q3 Construction Output Rises the Least in Over 8 Years
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).
2019-11-11
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).
2019-08-09

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.