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Construction in Malaysia - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2024

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Construction in Malaysia - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2024
Published: January 22, 2020 Content info: 49 Pages
Description

Malaysia's construction industry contracted by 1% in real terms in 2019, following an average annual growth of 6.7% during the preceding four years.

This decline can be attributed to the global economic slowdown, a halt in several mega construction projects, and an increase in the country's unsold housing stocks. On the residential construction side, the prognosis remains negative, and 2019 will see a contraction of 5.2% in construction output value, following the steep decline of 7.5% in 2018. Although real estate transactions are on the rise - with some local agents predicting the highest sales levels in four years in 2019 - unsold housing stock remains on an upward trend, and developers are holding back new launches, contributing to the sluggish performance on the new construction side; this will continue to undermine construction growth opportunities. However, although risks remain on the downside, GlobalData expects there to be some support for the sector in 2020, coming from new policies that have been introduced to prop up the market.

The industry is expected to recover in 2020, with output expected to register a growth of 3.2% in real terms that year. This momentum is expected to continue throughout the forecast period (2020-2024), driven by government plans to upgrade the country's transport infrastructure, coupled with efforts to boost the residential and tourism sectors. Growth in Malaysia's civil engineering sector continues to expand at a rapid pace, despite the interventions of Mahathir Mohamad, a former long-serving prime minister who was again voted into office in 2018; this reflects the ongoing investment in rural infrastructure development projects. Soon after coming to office, the prime minister followed through on his pledge to review all Chinese-backed projects, citing concerns over affordability and mismanagement.

The government put three major oil and gas projects on hold, including the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline and the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL). In a positive step regarding future investments, in April 2019 Malaysia and China signed a revised agreement to resume the construction of the ECRL, with the new agreement reducing the scope and cost of the original project. The new investment required to construct the railway is MYR44.0 billion (US$10.7 billion), which is nearly two-thirds of the original cost. The focus on the development of renewable energy infrastructure is also expected to drive industry growth. Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow is also increasing in the country, which is leading to new investments, particularly in the manufacturing sector. The government aims to optimize the current US-China trade standoff situation by attracting more investments in the country.

The industry's output value in real terms is expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.62% over the forecast period.

GlobalData's Construction in Malaysia - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2024 report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into the Malaysian construction industry, including -

  • The Malaysian construction industry's growth prospects by market, project type and construction activity
  • Critical insight into the impact of industry trends and issues, as well as an analysis of key risks and opportunities in the Malaysian construction industry
  • Analysis of the mega-project pipeline, focusing on development stages and participants, in addition to listings of major projects in the pipeline.

Scope

  • This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in Malaysia. It provides -
  • Historical (2015-2019) and forecast (2020-2024) valuations of the construction industry in Malaysia, featuring details of key growth drivers.
  • Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, energy and utilities, institutional and residential) and by sub-sector
  • Analysis of the mega-project pipeline, including breakdowns by development stage across all sectors, and projected spending on projects in the existing pipeline.
  • Listings of major projects, in addition to details of leading contractors and consultants

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Table of Contents
Product Code: GDCN0513MR

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Construction Outlook: At-a-glance

3 Key Drivers and Risks

  • 3.1. Economic Performance
  • 3.2. Political Environment
  • 3.3. Demographics
  • 3.4. Risk Profile

4 Construction Outlook

  • 4.1. All Construction
    • 4.1.1. Outlook
    • 4.1.2. Project analytics
  • 4.2. Commercial Construction
    • 4.2.1. Outlook
    • 4.2.2. Project analytics
  • 4.3. Industrial Construction
    • 4.3.1. Outlook
    • 4.3.2. Project analytics
  • 4.4. Infrastructure Construction
    • 4.4.1. Outlook
    • 4.4.2. Project analytics
  • 4.5. Energy and Utilities Construction
    • 4.5.1. Outlook
    • 4.5.2. Project analytics
  • 4.6. Institutional Construction
    • 4.6.1. Outlook
    • 4.6.2. Project analytics
  • 4.7. Residential Construction
    • 4.7.1. Outlook
    • 4.7.2. Project analytics

5 Key Industry Participants

  • 5.1. Contractors
  • 5.2. Consultants

6 Appendix

  • 6.1. What is this Report About?
  • 6.2. Definitions

7 About GlobalData

  • 7.1. GlobalData at a Glance
  • 7.2. GlobalData Construction
  • 7.3. Disclaimer
  • 7.4. Contact Us

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Construction Outlook
  • Table 2: Malaysia, Key Economic Indicators
  • Table 3: Malaysia, Construction Output Value (real, US$ Million)
  • Table 4: Malaysia, Construction Output Value (nominal, MYR Million)
  • Table 5: Malaysia, Top Commercial Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 6: Malaysia, Top Industrial Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 7: Malaysia, Top Infrastructure Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 8: Malaysia, Top Energy and Utilities Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 9: Malaysia, Top Institutional Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 10: Malaysia, Top Residential and Mixed-Use Construction Projects by Value
  • Table 11: Malaysia, Key Contractors
  • Table 12: Malaysia, Key Consultants
  • Table 13: GlobalData Construction Market Definitions
  • Table 14: Construction Risk Index Ratings and Scores

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Key Markets, Construction Output Growth Matrix and Risk Matrix
  • Figure 2: Malaysia, Construction Projects Pipeline by Sector (US$ Billion)
  • Figure 3: Malaysia, Risk Profile
  • Figure 4: Malaysia, Risk Comparison
  • Figure 5: Malaysia, Construction Output Value (Real, US$ billion, 2017 prices and exchange rate)
  • Figure 6: Malaysia, Construction Output Value, Growth Matrix
  • Figure 7: Malaysia, Construction Output Value, by Sector (Real, US$ Million), 2015-2024
  • Figure 8: Malaysia, Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (US$ Million), 2019-2024
  • Figure 9: Malaysia, Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (US$ Million)
  • Figure 10: Malaysia, Commercial Construction Output by Project Type (Real, US$ Million), 2015-2024
  • Figure 11: Malaysia, Commercial Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (US$ Million)
  • Figure 12: Malaysia, Commercial Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (US$ Million), 2019-2024
  • Figure 13: Malaysia, Industrial Construction Output by Project Type (Real, US$ Million), 2015-2024
  • Figure 14: Malaysia, Industrial Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (US$ Million)
  • Figure 15: Malaysia, Industrial Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (US$ Million), 2019-2024
  • Figure 16: Malaysia, Infrastructure Construction Output by Project Type (US$ Million), 2015-2024
  • Figure 17: Malaysia, Infrastructure Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (US$ Million)
  • Figure 18: Malaysia, Infrastructure Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (US$ Million), 2019-2024
  • Figure 19: Malaysia, Energy and Utilities Construction Output by Project Type (Real, US$ Million), 2015-2024
  • Figure 20: Malaysia, Energy and Utilities Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (US$ Million)
  • Figure 21: Malaysia, Energy and Utilities Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (US$ Million), 2019-2024
  • Figure 22: Malaysia, Institutional Construction Output by Project Type (Real, US$ Million), 2015-2024
  • Figure 23: Malaysia, Institutional Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (US$ Million)
  • Figure 24: Malaysia, Institutional Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (US$ Million), 2019-2024
  • Figure 25: Malaysia, Residential Construction Output by Project Type (US$ Million), 2015-2024
  • Figure 26: Malaysia, Residential Construction Projects Pipeline, Value by Stage (US$ Million)
  • Figure 27: Malaysia, Residential Construction Projects Pipeline, Projected Annual Spending by Stage (US$ Million), 2019-2024
  • Figure 28: Malaysia, Headquarters of Key Contractors (% of Total Project Pipeline)
  • Figure 29: Malaysia, Headquarters of Foreign Contractors (% of Project Pipeline with Foreign Contractor)
  • Figure 30: Malaysia, Headquarters of Key Consultants (% of Total Project Pipeline)
  • Figure 31: Malaysia, Headquarters of Foreign Consultants (% of Project Pipeline with Foreign Consultants)
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