Total Construction Falls Sharply in November

Total construction starts fell 14% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $867.8 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonbuilding and nonresidential building starts bore the brunt of the decline, falling 30% and 21%, respectively, after seeing sharp increases in October as three large projects broke ground. Residential starts gained a modest 3%. Without October’s large projects, total…

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Construction Starts Rise; Highways Lower

Highway And Bridge Starts Were Both 7% Lower For The Month And For The 12 Months Ending In October 2021. By Mark S. Kuhar Total construction starts rose 16% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.01 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network.  Nonresidential building starts gained 29% and nonbuilding moved 52% higher in October, while residential starts…

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Year-to-Date

The 1 percent gain for total construction starts on an unadjusted basis for the first eight months of 2013 was due to varied behavior by the three main construction sectors. Residential building climbed 27 percent year-to-date, with single family housing up 30 percent and multifamily housing up 19 percent.

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