Construction output in Malaysia shrank by 14.2 percent year-on-year in the December quarter of 2020, after a 13.1 contraction in the previous period, amid the new restriction lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This was the fourth straight quarter of fall in construction output, with the three sub-sectors all falling: civil engineering (-25.0 percent vs -13.6 percent in Q3), residential buildings (-10.9 percent vs -12 percent), and non-residential (-6.3 percent vs -16 percent). Meanwhile, special trade activities surged by 29.3 percent, after a 1.6 percent gain in Q3. Considering 2020 full year, the construction output contracted by 19.4 percent from a year earlier. source: Department of Statistics, Malaysia

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 April of 2021.

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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-14.20 -13.10 35.30 -44.90 2011 - 2020 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-12 04:00 AM Q1 -6.3% 1.3% -4.2%
2020-08-10 04:00 AM Q2 -44.9% -6.3% -10%
2020-11-10 04:00 AM Q3 -13.1% -44.9% 3%
2021-02-10 04:00 AM Q4 -14.2% -13.1% -5.5%
2021-05-10 04:00 AM Q1 -14.2% -5.5%
2021-08-09 04:00 AM Q2
2021-11-08 04:00 AM Q3


News Stream
Malaysia Construction Output Shrinks at Faster Pace
Construction output in Malaysia shrank by 14.2 percent year-on-year in the December quarter of 2020, after a 13.1 contraction in the previous period, amid the new restriction lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This was the fourth straight quarter of fall in construction output, with the three sub-sectors all falling: civil engineering (-25.0 percent vs -13.6 percent in Q3), residential buildings (-10.9 percent vs -12 percent), and non-residential (-6.3 percent vs -16 percent). Meanwhile, special trade activities surged by 29.3 percent, after a 1.6 percent gain in Q3. Considering 2020 full year, the construction output contracted by 19.4 percent from a year earlier.
2021-02-10
Malaysia Q3 Construction Output Fall at Slower Rate
Construction output in Malaysia dropped by 13.1 percent year-on-year in the September quarter of 2020, after a record contraction of 44.9 in the previous period, amid the gradual reopening of the economy following the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown. This was the third straight quarter of fall in construction output, with the three sub-sectors all falling at softer paces: residential buildings (-12 percent vs -38.7 percent, civil engineering (-13.6 percent vs -55.2 percent), and non-residential (-16 percent vs -36.2 percent). Meanwhile, special trade activities grew by 1.6 percent, after a 28.7 percent plunge in Q2.
2020-11-10
Malaysia Construction Output Plunges at Record Pace
Construction output in Malaysia tumbled 44.9 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, after a 6.3 percent drop in the previous period. This was the sharpest contraction in construction output on the record, as the COVID-19 outbreak led businesses, including the construction sector, to halt operations. Civil engineering decreased the most (-55.2 percent vs -2.3 percent in Q1), followed by residential building (-38.7 percent vs -7.6 percent); non-residential building (-36.2 percent vs -11 percent); and special trades (-28.7 percent vs -8.6 percent).
2020-08-10
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
In Malaysia, construction output refers to year over year change in the output within the construction sector, including building construction and civil engineering.