Construction output in Malaysia rose by 5.2 percent year-on-year in the September quarter of 2018, following a 5.3 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 (17.7 percent vs 23.6 percent in the second quarter) and special trade activities (11.8 percent vs 12.6 percent). In addition, residential building output declined further (-7.7 percent vs -7.6 percent), In contrast, non-residential building activity grew 0.4 percent, rebounding from a 4.8 percent fall in the June quarter. 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.
Construction Output in Malaysia is expected to be 12.00 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 10.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Malaysia Construction Output is projected to trend around 13.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.