Market for Construction in Malaysia - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018

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Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/23/2014 -- This report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into the Malaysian construction industry including:

Malaysian construction industry's growth prospects by market, project type and type of construction activity

Analysis of equipment, material and service costs across each project type within Malaysia

Critical insight into the impact of industry trends and issues, and the risks and opportunities they present to participants in Malaysian construction industry

Profiles of the leading operators in Malaysian construction industry.

Data highlights of the largest construction projects in Malaysian

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Executive summary

The Malaysian construction industry increased in value at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.93% during the review period (2009?2013). Growth was supported by the country’s economic development and an increase in investment opportunities in public infrastructure projects. Industry growth is expected to remain strong over the forecast period (2013?2018), driven by the government’s increasing expenditure on public infrastructure and its rising interest in the construction of residential units to meet housing demand. Consequently, the industry is expected to record a forecast-period CAGR of 9.00%.


This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in Malaysia. It provides:

Historical (2009-2013) and forecast (2014-2018) valuations of the construction industry in Malaysia using construction output and value-add methods

Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, institutional and residential) and by project type

Breakdown of values within each project type, by type of activity (new construction, repair and maintenance, refurbishment and demolition) and by type of cost (materials, equipment and services)

Analysis of key construction industry issues, including regulation, cost management, funding and pricing

Detailed profiles of the leading construction companies in Malaysia

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Key highlights

The Malaysian construction industry peaked at an annual rate of 26.0% (in nominal terms) in 2012, after rebounding from the downturn in 2008 and registering respective growth rates of 2.9%, 1.3% and 5.7% in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The industry again entered decline in 2013, after recovering from the financial crisis, and posted a growth rate of 12.3%. However, the industry will recover due to affordable housing construction and planned infrastructural investments. Over the forecast period, residential construction activities are expected to improve relatively faster than non-residential activities. Public sector investments in energy, residential and transport infrastructure are expected to be the key drivers for industry growth over the forecast period.

According to the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB Malaysia), the industry ? driven by government and private sector investments in low cost housing and infrastructure projects, particularly the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) ? posted rapid growth during 2011–2012. During 2011?2013, the country secured a total of 195 projects worth MYR220.0 billion (US$70.0 billion) and is expected to secure projects worth MYR115.0 billion (US$36.6 billion) in 2014. In the first-three quarters of 2013, construction work for 4,253 projects worth MYR66.8 billion (US$21.3 billion) began, of which 76.0% involve private sector participation. According to CIDB Malaysia, private sector participation in projects will increase from 30.0% in 2013 to 50.0%, by the end of 2015. The current trend will therefore, support the growth of the Malaysian construction industry over the forecast period.

Within the Malaysian residential construction market there was a strong demand for housing during the review period. According to The Global Property Guide Malaysia, the number of housing units sold was 18.7% in the third-quarter of 2013 as compared to 15.3% in the previous quarter and 12.5% in the third-quarter of 2012. Growth in the residential market was largely influenced by the increase in the number of housing units sold in line with the government efforts to help low- and middle-income earners.

In October 2013, the Malaysian government announced its 2014 budget. The most money ? MYR54.6 billion (US$17.4 billion) or 21.0% of the total budget ? was allocated towards education. Under this plan, the government set aside MYR530.0 million (US$168.6 million) for preschool programs, MYR209.0 million (US$66.5 million) to enhance teacher training and language proficiency, MYR168.0 million (US$53.5 million) to increase internet access in rural areas, and MYR831.0 million (US$264.4 million) to build new schools and modernize existing ones. This will help support the growth of the educational buildings category over the forecast period.

According to Bank Negara Malaysia – Malaysia’s central bank ? the consumer sentiment index fell from 122.9 in the first-quarter of 2013 to 96.8 in the first-quarter of 2014, while the retail trade index fell from 101.0 in the first-quarter of 2013 to 86.3 in the first-quarter of 2014. A decline in consumer confidence means that developers will be cautious of investing in new retail buildings

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