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United States Construction Spending

Last Release
Jul 2021
Actual
0.3 %
Forecast
N/A
Previous
0.1 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Oct 1, 2021
Time to Release
13 Days 17 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
5.9 %
Apr 1978
-4.8 %
Feb 1975
0.44 %1964 - 2021U.S. Census Bureau
Construction Spending refers to monthly estimates of the total dollar value of construction work done on new structures or improvements to existing structures for private and public sectors each month in the United States. In 2016, private construction spending accounted for 75 percent of total spending and public for 25 percent. Spending in non-residential construction represented 60 percent of total and residential accounted for 40 percent.

Latest Updates

Construction spending in the US went up 0.3 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of USD 1.569 trillion in July of 2021 after showing no growth in June and above market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. Spending on private construction increased 0.3 percent and public construction outlays rose 0.7 percent, led by increases in Power (2.3 percent), highway and street (1.9 percent) and commercial (1.7 percent).

United States Construction Spending History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Sep 1, 202114:05US Construction Spending Rises More than Expected
Aug 2, 202114:03US Construction Spending Below Forecasts

United States housing Indicators

All United States indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Building Permits
1,630
Jul 2021
1,594
Jun 2021
513
Mar 2009
2,419
Dec 1972
ThousandMonthly1960 - 2021
Case Shiller Home Price Index
262.7
May 2021
257.1
Apr 2021
100
Jan 2000
262.7
May 2021
pointsMonthly2000 - 2021
Construction Spending
0.3
Jul 2021
0.1
Jun 2021
-4.8
Feb 1975
5.9
Apr 1978
%Monthly1964 - 2021
Existing Home Sales
5,990
Jul 2021
5,870
Jun 2021
1,370
Mar 1970
7,250
Sep 2005
ThousandMonthly1968 - 2021
Home Ownership Rate
65.4
Jun 2021
65.6
Mar 2021
62.9
Jun 2016
69.2
Dec 2004
%Quarterly1965 - 2021
Housing Index
1.7
May 2021
1.8
Apr 2021
-1.8
Nov 2008
1.8
Apr 2021
%Monthly1991 - 2021

Construction Spending across North America

Construction Spending global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
United States
0.3
Jul 2021
0.1
Jun 2021
-4.8
Feb 1975
5.9
Apr 1978
%Monthly1964 - 2021

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