Construction spending in the US increased 1.3 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of USD 1.44 trillion in October 2020, following a downwardly revised 0.5 percent fall in September and beating market expectations of a 0.8 percent gain. That was the largest increase in construction spending since January. Spending on private construction rose 1.4 percent, rebounding from a 0.4 percent drop, fueled by investment in homebuilding amid record-low mortgage rates and a pandemic-driven migration to suburbs and low-density areas. Also, investment in public construction projects was up 1 percent, recovering from a 0.7 percent fall. source: U.S. Census Bureau
Construction Spending in the United States averaged 0.45 percent from 1964 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 5.90 percent in April of 1978 and a record low of -4.80 percent in February of 1975. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Construction Spending - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Construction Spending - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.
Construction Spending in the United States is expected to be 0.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Construction Spending in the United States to stand at 0.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Construction Spending is projected to trend around 0.40 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.