U.S. Sept. Construction Spending: Statistical Summary

Following is a summary of the September construction spending report from the Commerce Department.

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                  Sept.   Aug.   July   June   May   April  March  Sept.
                   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   YOY
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                   ----------------------MOM%----------------------
Total               0.2%   1.6%  -3.3%   1.5%   2.5%   0.7%  -0.2%  -1.3%
 Residential        0.7%   0.8%  -7.7%  -1.9%   4.1%   4.8%  -2.7%  -1.1%
 Nonresidential    -0.1%   2.0%  -1.3%   3.2%   1.7%  -1.1%   0.9%  -1.3%
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Private             0.6%   0.6%  -3.9%   1.4%   4.2%   2.4%  -0.3%   3.9%
 Residential        0.9%   0.4%  -7.7%  -2.0%   4.5%   4.9%  -2.6%   0.1%
 Nonresidential     0.3%   0.8%  -0.5%   4.6%   3.9%   0.1%   1.9%   7.4%
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Public             -0.6%   3.5%  -2.2%   1.9%  -0.5%  -2.0%   0.0%  -9.2%
 Residential       -5.0%  10.1%  -8.1%   1.9%  -6.5%   2.3%  -4.6% -25.2%
 Nonresidential    -0.4%   3.3%  -2.1%   1.9%  -0.3%  -2.1%   0.1%  -8.6%
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                  Sept.   Aug.   July   June   May   April  March   Feb.
                   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011
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                   -------------------3 Month Annualized------------------
Total              -1.5%   7.2%  11.9%  10.2%  -0.2% -10.2% -14.1% -13.1%
 Residential      -25.0% -10.5%   9.8%  18.2%   6.2%  -4.3%  -3.4%  -1.2%
 Nonresidential    11.4%  16.3%  12.8%   6.6%  -3.0% -12.8% -18.6% -18.0%
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Private            -4.2%  10.3%  22.9%  22.6%   7.0%  -7.7% -11.9%  -7.4%
 Residential      -25.3% -10.3%  11.5%  20.3%   8.0%  -2.5%  -1.3%   1.3%
 Nonresidential    19.2%  32.6%  34.4%  24.9%   6.1% -12.2% -20.6% -14.8%
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Public              3.7%   2.0%  -5.1%  -8.4% -11.2% -14.4% -17.7% -21.7%
 Residential      -17.3% -15.7% -28.4% -25.6% -31.8% -40.6% -42.0% -44.4%
 Nonresidential     4.4%   2.6%  -4.3%  -7.8% -10.5% -13.4% -16.7% -20.8%
                   --------------------------MOM%-------------------------
Federal            -6.8%   4.6%  -3.6%  -2.1%   2.1%  -2.7%  -0.6%  -0.3%
State & Local       0.1%   3.4%  -2.1%   2.3%  -0.8%  -1.9%   0.0%  -1.7%
 Govt % of Total   36.3%  36.5%  35.9%  35.5%  35.4%  36.4%  37.4%  37.4%
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                  Sept.   Aug.   July   June   May   April  March   Feb.
                   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011
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Priv. Residential  -----------------------MOM%-----------------------
 Single Family      0.5%   0.8%   0.5%   0.2%  -0.6%  -0.3%  -1.0%  -0.9%
 Multi Family       0.2%   0.9%   6.8%  -0.8%   3.1%   1.8%  -1.6%   1.3%
 Home Improvement   1.4%   0.0% -16.1%  -4.0%   9.2%  10.3%  -4.3%  -2.9%
                   ----------% of total private residential----------
 Single Family     46.9%  47.1%  46.9%  43.1%  42.2%  44.3%  46.6%  45.9%
 Multi Family       6.6%   6.7%   6.6%   5.7%   5.7%   5.8%   5.9%   5.9%
 Home Improvement  46.4%  46.2%  46.4%  51.1%  52.2%  49.9%  47.5%  48.3%
                   ----------------Billions of Dollars---------------
Priv. Residential $228.3 $226.3 $225.3 $243.9 $249.0 $238.3 $227.3 $233.4
 Single Family    $107.1 $106.6 $105.7 $105.2 $105.0 $105.6 $105.9 $107.0
 Multi Family      $15.1  $15.1  $15.0  $14.0  $14.1  $13.7  $13.5  $13.7
 Home Improvement $106.0 $104.6 $104.6 $124.7 $129.9 $119.0 $107.9 $112.7
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NOTE: Percents are month over month unless otherwise stated. Residential construction includes home improvements. Three month annualized calculations are the latest three months average compared to the previous three months average. Home Improvement is calculated by Bloomberg.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Department. http://www.census.gov/constructionspending

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