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. 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 June 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
2022-02-08 04:00 AM Q4 -12.9% -21% 13.8%
2022-05-11 04:00 AM Q1 -6.1% -12.9% 8.3%
2022-08-09 04:00 AM Q2 -6.1%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Construction Output -6.10 -12.90 percent Mar 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
-6.10 -12.90 42.60 -44.90 2011 - 2022 percent Quarterly

News Stream
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
Malaysia Q4 Construction Output Shrinks at Softer Pace
Construction activity in Malaysia contracted 12.9 percent year-on-year in the December quarter of 2021, easing from a 21.0 percent fall in the prior period and pointing to the second straight quarter of drop, amid ongoing disruptions caused by the pandemic. Softer decreases were seen in residential buildings (-18.2 percent vs -24.9 percent in Q3), non-residential buildings (-7.1 percent vs -10.4 percent), and civil engineering (-20.3 percent vs -29.7 percent). At the same time, special trade activities grew faster (22.5 percent vs 21.0 percent). For full 2021, the construction output fell by 5.0 percent.
2022-02-08
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