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Manufacturing sector is the major component covered in the PPI
The Producer Price Index in 2020 decreased 2.7%
Consumer Price Index fell 1.2% in 2020
Almost 1/3 of CPI weight contributed by Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Prices

Special Release 2 (For Building and Structural Works) May 2022*New

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • All building materials recorded increases in May 2022 as compared to a year ago. Steel bars increased 20.0 per cent with an average price of steel bar RM3,910 per metric tonnes as compared to the previous year (May 2021: RM3,258 per metric tonnes). Meanwhile, cement recorded an increase of 12.2 per cent in May 2022 with RM20.89/50 kg as compared to RM18.61/50 kg in May 2021. In addition, prices of most building materials such as aggregates, sand, bricks & walls, roofing materials and ceiling materials also registered increases.
  • The unit price index of building materials increased between 4.1 per cent to 19.9 per cent. The price index per unit of steel and steel & sections increased by 19.9 per cent and 18.1 per cent respectively in May 2022 as compared to May 2021. In addition, the price index per unit of cement also increased by 12.4 per cent during the period.
Release Date : Thursday 09, June 2022 1200