DOSM: Construction Sector Gross Output Falls By 1.4% In 2021

The performance of Malaysia’s construction sector gross output decreased by 1.4 per cent as compared to a year ago to record RM170.8 billion in 2021.

The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM) in its Annual Economic Statistics (AES) Construction, 2022 survey stated in line with the decrease in gross output, intermediate input declined by 0.3 per cent with a value of RM112.8 billion.


Hence, the value added posted a decline by 3.6 per cent from RM60.2 billion in 2020 to RM58.0 billion in 2021.

The number of persons engaged in the Construction sector dropped by 3.5 per cent with 1,190,159 persons as compared to 1,232,769 persons in the preceding year.

Concurrently, salaries and wages decreased by 10.0 per cent to RM33.4 billion in 2021 (2020: RM37.1 billion).

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