US construction spending dips 0.9 percent in March

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 23:51:02 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego
       

The US Census Bureau announced today that US construction spending during March 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,282.2 billion, 0.9 percent (±1.0 percent) below the revised February estimate of $1,293.3 billion. The March figure is 0.8 percent (±1.5 percent) below the March 2018 estimate of $1,293.1 billion.

During the first three months of this year, construction spending amounted to $277.7 billion, 0.2 percent (±1.3 percent) below the $278.3 billion for the same period in 2018. 

Spending on private construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $961.5 billion, 0.7 percent (±0.7 percent) below the revised February estimate of $968.6 billion. Residential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $500.9 billion in March, 1.8 percent (±1.3 percent) below the revised February estimate of $510.1 billion. Nonresidential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $460.6 billion in March, 0.5 percent (±0.7 percent) above the revised February estimate of $458.5 billion.

In March, the estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of public construction spending was $320.7 billion, 1.3 percent (±2.0 percent) below the revised February estimate of $324.7 billion. Educational construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $76.6 billion, 1.5 percent (±3.5 percent) below the revised February estimate of $77.8 billion. Highway construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $104.5 billion, 1.9 percent (±5.8 percent) below the revised February estimate of $106.5 billion.


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