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September Construction Spending Lags 2018 Totals, After Three-Quarters

Fri, November 01, 2019 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Construction spending during September 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,293.6 billion, 0.5 percent above the revised August estimate of $1,287.1 billion. However, the September figure is 2.0 percent below the September 2018 estimate of $1,319.7 billion. During the first nine months of this year, construction spending amounted to $968.7 billion, 2.2 percent below the $990.2 billion for the same period in 2018.

PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION: Private Construction Spending on private construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $961.7 billion, 0.2 percent above the revised August estimate of $959.9 billion. Residential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $511.4 billion in September, 0.6 percent above the revised August estimate of $508.4 billion. Nonresidential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $450.3 billion in September, 0.3 percent below the revised August estimate of $451.4 billion.

PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION: Public Construction In September, the estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of public construction spending was $331.9 billion, 1.5 percent above the revised August estimate of $327.2 billion. Educational construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $78.9 billion, 3.1 percent above the revised August estimate of $76.5 billion. Highway construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $98.0 billion, 2.6 percent above the revised August estimate of $95.5 billion.

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