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U.S. Construction Annualized Spend Rate at $872.1 Billion in October

U.S. Construction Annualized Spend Rate at $872.1 Billion in October


New-Construction.jpg According to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce, U.S. construction spending during October 2012 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $872.1 billion, 1.4 percent (±2.0%) above the revised September estimate of $860.4 billion. The October figure is 9.6 percent (±2.3%) above the October 2011 estimate of $795.7 billion.

During the first 10 months of this year, construction spending amounted to $707.4 billion, 9.3 percent (±1.3%) above the $646.9 billion for the same period in 2011.

Private Construction

Spending on private construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $592.1 billion, 1.6 percent (±1.5%) above the revised September estimate of $582.7 billion.

Residential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $294.2 billion in October, 3.0 percent (±1.3%) above the revised September estimate of $285.7 billion.

Nonresidential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $297.9 billion in October, 0.3 percent (±1.5%) above the revised September estimate of $297.0 billion.

Public Construction

In October, the estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of public construction spending was $280.1 billion, 0.8 percent (±3.1%) above the revised September estimate of $277.7 billion.

Educational construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $69.3 billion, 0.9 percent (±5.6%) above the revised September estimate of $68.6 billion. Highway construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $76.7 billion, 2.4 percent (±7.2%) below the revised September estimate of $78.6 billion.


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