Construction Spending Ticks Up; Highways Dealt a Setback

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during September 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,414.0 billion, 0.3% (±1.0%) above the revised August estimate of $1,410.4 billion. The September figure is 1.5% (±1.3%) above the September 2019 estimate of $1,393.3 billion.

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Construction Spending Up Slightly; Highways Also Rise

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during November 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,324.1 billion, 0.6% (±1.0%) above the revised October estimate of $1,316.8 billion. The November figure is 4.1% (±1.5%) above the November 2018 estimate of $1,271.4 billion. 

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Construction Spending Hits Record High

Construction spending hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of a record $1.329 trillion and grew 5.5 percent for nine months of 2018 combined, with continued year-to-date gains for major public and private categories, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that while demand for construction should remain strong for…

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Dodge Momentum Index Drops in September

The Dodge Momentum Index dropped 2.6 percent in September to 159.5 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 163.7. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.   

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Construction Spending Up for August; Highways Rise

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during August 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,318.5 billion, 0.1 percent (±1.6 percent) above the revised July estimate of $1,317.4 billion. The August figure is 6.5 percent (±2.0 percent) above the August 2017 estimate of $1,237.5 billion.

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