Construction spending enjoys mild MTM increase in August but was up 7.1% YTY

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that construction spending during Aug. 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $915.1 billion, 0.6% above the revised July estimate of $909.4 billion. The August figure is 7.1% above the Aug. 2012 estimate of $854.0 billion. During the first eight months of this year, construction spending amounted to $581.9 billion, 5.9% above the $549.4 billion for the same period in 2012.

Private construction. Spending on private construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $640.5 billion, 0.7% above the revised July estimate of $636.1 billion. Residential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $340.2 billion in August, 1.2% above the revised July estimate of $336.2 billion. Nonresidential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $300.3 billion in August, 0.1% above the revised July estimate of $299.9 billion.

Public construction. In August, the estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of public construction spending was $274.5 billion, 0.4% above the revised July estimate of $273.4 billion. Educational construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $63.8 billion, 1.3% below the revised July estimate of $64.6 billion.

 

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