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U.S. construction spending unexpectedly drops in January

The Commerce Department announced on Friday that the U.S. construction spending fell 0.2 per cent m-o-m in January 2024, following an upwardly revised 1.1 per cent m-o-m climb (from +0.9 per cent m-o-m) in December 2023. This was the first decline in construction spending since December 2022 (-0.1 per cent m-o-m). 

Economists had expected construction spending to grow by 0.2 per cent m-o-m in January.

According to the report, spending on private construction edged up 0.1 per cent m-o-m in January, underpinned by a 0.2 per cent m-o-m advance in residential spending. Meanwhile, non-residential spending slipped 0.1 per cent m-o-m.

The public construction outlays declined 0.9 per cent m-o-m, undermined by a 1.0 per cent m-o-m decrease in nonresidential public spending. At the same time, residential public construction spending surged 1.9 per cent m-o-m.

On a y-o-y basis, construction spending jumped 11.7 per cent in January.

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