U.S. construction spending increases +0.5% in August

Washington, DC – October 2, 2017 – Construction spending during August 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,218.3 billion, 0.5 percent (±1.3 percent) above the revised July estimate of $1,212.3 billion. The August figure is 2.5 percent (±1.8 percent) above the August 2016 estimate of $1,189.1 billion. During the first 8 months of this year, construction spending amounted to $806.2 billion, 4.7 percent (±1.3 percent) above the $769.9 billion for the same period in 2016.

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