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Construction Spending Report Saved by Multi-Family Sector

Posted To: MND NewsWire

Construction spending as a whole was essentially flat in July, but residential spending showed significant growth. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that total expenditures from both public and private sources were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.365 trillion, a 0.1 percent increase from June but down 0.1 percent from July 2019. On an unadjusted basis $124.747 billion was spent compared to $123.675 billion the previous month. For the year-to-date (YTD) $792.641 billion has been expended, a 4.0 percent increase over the first seven months of last year. Privately funded construction increased by 0.6 percent compared to June, an annual spending rate of $1.014 trillion. This is down 1.8 percent from the July 2019 total. Private spending for the month was $89.787 billion on a non-adjusted…(read more)

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