Construction Spending Rose 1.0 Percent in October

  • Spending on residential construction increased by 1.0% to USD399.0 billion, and spending on non-residential construction rose by 0.6% to USD403.4 billion.
  • The Commerce Department said construction spending rose 1% to the highest level it since December 2007.
  • Together, total private residential spending was up 1.0%, suggesting better Q4 residential investment growth than we had previously expected.
  • Offsetting this, private nonresidential construction spending was a bit below our expectation in October and trimmed our estimate of structures investment.
  • The report said construction spending climbed 1.0 percent to an annual rate of $1.107 trillion in October from the revised September estimate of $1.097 trillion.