U.S. construction spending rose +4.5% in 2016 (but down -0.2% in December)

Washington, DC – February 1, 2017 – The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during December 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,181.5 billion, 0.2 percent (±1.0%) below the revised November estimate of $1,184.4 billion. The December figure is 4.2 percent (±1.3%) above the December 2015 estimate of $1,133.7 billion. The value of construction in 2016 was $1,162.4 billion, 4.5 percent (±1.0%) above the $1,112.4 billion spent in 2015.

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