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July Construction Retreats 10 Percent

By Mark S. Kuhar

The value of new construction starts dropped 10 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $394.7 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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June Construction Starts Jump 15 Percent

By Mark S. Kuhar

New construction starts in June climbed 15 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $436.8 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Highway and bridge construction climbed 9 percent. The gain followed particularly weak activity in May, and helped the pace of contracting during this year’s second quarter stay close to its first quarter level.

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First Quarter 2011 Aggregates Production Flat

By Mark S. Kuhar

An estimated 332 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates was produced and shipped for consumption in the United States in the first quarter of 2011, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Jason Willets, crushed stone commodity specialist, noted that the amount was essentially unchanged when compared with the same period of 2010.

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April Construction Starts Flat Versus Month Previous

By Mark S. Kuhar

New construction starts in April were reported at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $400.2 billion, basically the same amount as March, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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March Construction Starts Stay Even With Prior Month

By Mark S. Kuhar

New construction starts in March came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $404.9 billion, essentially the same pace as February, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. While total construction was unchanged from the prior month, this steady pattern came as the result of divergent behavior by construction’s three main sectors.

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