US construction spending up 1 percent in February

Monday, 01 April 2019 21:52:50 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego
       

The US Census Bureau announced today US construction spending during February 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,320.3 billion, 1.0 percent (±0.8 percent) above the revised January estimate of $1,307.3 billion. The February figure is 1.1 percent (±1.5 percent) above the February 2018 estimate of $1,305.5 billion.

During the first two months of this year, construction spending amounted to $181.9 billion, 1.4 percent (±1.3 percent) above the $179.4 billion for the same period in 2018. 

Spending on private construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $994.5 billion, 0.2 percent (±0.8 percent) above the revised January estimate of $993.0 billion. Residential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $540.9 billion in February, 0.7 percent (±1.3 percent) above the revised January estimate of $536.9 billion. Nonresidential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $453.6 billion in February, 0.5 percent (±0.8 percent) below the revised January estimate of $456.0 billion.

In February, the estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of public construction spending was $325.8 billion, 3.6 percent (±1.6 percent) above the revised January estimate of $314.4 billion. Educational construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $76.3 billion, 0.8 percent (±2.0 percent) above the revised January estimate of $75.7 billion. Highway construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $111.1 billion, 9.5 percent (±5.3 percent) above the revised January estimate of $101.5 billion.


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