November 1, 2019

Construction starts declined 6% in August from July on the heels of three consecutive months of gains. Total construction starts for the first eight months of 2019 came to $535.3 billion, down 5% from the same period a year ago. From July to August, nonresidential...

August 31, 2019

Construction starts advanced 10% in May from the previous month, following a 15% decline in April and a 16% increase in March. Total construction starts for the first five months of 2019 amounted to $295.0 billion, down 9% from the same period a year ago. From Apri...

December 3, 2018

Construction starts declined 9% in August from the previous month, as construction activity continued to retreat following strong growth in the spring. Total construction starts for the first eight months of 2018 came to $540 billion, up 1% from the same period a y...

August 15, 2018

Construction starts surged 15% in May, as construction activity reached its highest level in eight months. Total construction starts for the first five months of 2018 amounted to $299.9 billion, down 3% from the same period a year ago. From April to May, nonresiden...

May 10, 2018


Construction starts fell back 3% in February, as the early months of 2018 showed signs of reduced activity. Total construction starts for the first two months of 2018 came to $102.4 billion, down 7% from the same period a year ago. From January to February, nonres...

November 25, 2017

Construction starts fell back 2% in August on the heels of a 6% increase in July. Total construction
starts for the first five months of 2017 came to $481.7 billion, down 1% from the same period a
year ago. From July to August, nonresidential construction grew 14%,...

August 22, 2017

Construction starts edged up 1% in May after a weaker performance in April. Total construction starts for the first five months of 2017 came to $274.3 billion, down 5% from the same period a year ago. From April to May, nonresidential construction decreased 4%, res...

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