Dodge Momentum Index Gains in September

The Dodge Momentum Index gained 11% in September to 164.9 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 148.0. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, is a monthly measure of the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. The commercial planning component increased by 13% in September, while the…

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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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