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United States Construction Spending 1964-2015 

Total construction activity in the United States increased by 0.7 percent month-over-month to $1,086.2 billion in August of 2015 from $1,079.1 billion in the previous month. It was the highest level since 2008, boosted by a surge in outlays for residential projects. Construction Spending in the United States averaged 0.45 percent from 1964 until 2015, 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. Construction Spending in the United States is reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.

United States Construction Spending


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 0.40 5.90 -4.80 1964 – 2015 percent Monthly
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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. 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. Content for – United States Construction Spending – was last refreshed on Thursday, October 1, 2015.

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