Economic EventConstruction Spending
UnitsPercentage Change from Previous Period
Current PeriodMar 2013
Release DateMay. 01. 13
Consensus for Current Period0.6
Number of Forecasts27
Economic Surprise-2.3 ( -383.33 % )
Prior PeriodFeb 2013
Reported Value for Prior Period1.5
Revised From1.2
Next Release DateJun. 03. 13
Next Release Time10:00 AM Eastern Time
DescriptionConstruction spending represents the payout by builders on residential and nonresidential structures. The principal significance of the construction spending stats is that they are the basis for components of GDP: investment in residential and non residential structures, and state and local government spending. By measuring actual spending, construction spending differs from housing starts, which simply count the number of houses on which construction has begun.
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