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Building Material Cost Index up in June; KK, S’kan see decrease
Published on: Saturday, July 11, 2020
By: Bernama
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Kuala Lumpur: The Building Material Cost Index (BCI) (without steel bars) for June 2020 increased between 0.1 and 0.6 per cent in several states in Peninsular Malaysia, the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM) said.

In Sabah, a decline in the BCI of between 0.1 and 1.5 per cent was registered in all regions for almost all building categories.

Chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the BCI in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan for almost all building categories decreased between 0.1 and 0.6 per cent but the BCI in Tawau increased between 0.1 and 0.2 per cent for almost all categories of buildings.

The states which recorded an increase were in region A (Penang, Kedah and Perlis), C (Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan) and E (Pahang) for almost all building categories.

In contrast, the BCI in region B (Perak) and F (Terengganu and Kelantan) decreased between 0.1 and 0.8 per cent for almost all categories of buildings, while region D (Johor) remained as in the previous month, the department said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, the performance of BCI in Sarawak showed an increase of 0.1 per cent for single-storey steel frame (building) in Kuching while the BCI in Sibu and Miri remained the same as in the previous month.

Meanwhile, the performance of the BCI in Peninsular Malaysia (with steel bars) showed an increase of between 0.1 and 0.3 per cent in region A (Penang, Kedah and Perlis), C (Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan) and E (Pahang) for almost all building categories.

The BCI in region B (Perak) and F (Terengganu and Kelantan) decreased between 0.1 and 1.4 per cent for almost all categories of buildings, while the BCI in region D (Johor) remained as in the previous month. 

The BCI in Kuching and Sibu increased between 0.1 and 0.4 per cent for almost all building categories, while the BCI in Miri remained as in the previous month.


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