Construction Spending Annual Rates for April 2014


According to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce, total construction spending for April 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $953.5 billion.  This rate is an increase of 0.2 percent from the revised March estimate of $951.6 billion.  Compared to a year ago, the April rate is up 8.6 percent from that of the April 2013 rate, which was estimated at $878.4 billion.  So far this year, construction spending has totaled $274.5 billion, an increase of 8.9 percent compared to the $252.1 billion for the first four months of 2013.

Private construction spending in April was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $686.5 billion, remaining nearly unchanged from March’s revised estimate of $686.8 billion.  Residential construction spending for April was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $378.5 billion, a slight increase of 0.1 percent from the previous month’s revised estimate of $378.3 billion.  Nonresidential construction spending for April was estimated at $308.0 billion, down 0.1 percent from March’s revised estimate of $308.5 billion.

Public construction spending was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $267.0 billion, up 0.8 percent from March’s revised estimate of $264.8 billion.  Educational construction spending for April was at an adjusted rate of $62.6 billion, up 3.0 percent from the revised March estimate of $60.8 billion.  Highway construction spending was estimated at an adjusted rate of $81.3 billion for April, dropping 1.1 percent from March’s revised estimate of $82.2 billion.

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