by Calculated Risk on 3/01/2022 10:19:00 AM
From the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased 1.3%:
billion, 1.3 percent above the revised December estimate of $1,655.8 billion. The January
figure is 8.2 percent above the January 2021 estimate of $1,549.8 billion.
Private and public spending increased:
In January, the estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of public construction spending was $350.7 billion, 0.6 percent above the revised December estimate of $348.7 billion.
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This graph shows private residential and nonresidential construction spending, and public spending, since 1993. Note: nominal dollars, not inflation adjusted.
Residential (red) spending is 22% above the bubble peak (in nominal terms – not adjusted for inflation).
Non-residential (blue) spending is 20% above the bubble era peak in January 2008 (nominal dollars).
Public construction spending is 8% above the peak in March 2009.
The second graph shows the year-over-year change in construction spending.
On a year-over-year basis, private residential construction spending is up 13.4%. Non-residential spending is up 7.3% year-over-year. Public spending is down 1.3% year-over-year.