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Construction sector performance
February 19, 2020
US home construction dips 3.6% in January
Construction of new homes edged back slightly in January after a December surge that had pushed home construction to the ...
February 13, 2020
Buyers face more competition amid shortage of home listings
Americans shopping for a home this spring may face more competition than they have in years. A strong labor market and ...
February 03, 2020
US construction spending dips 0.2% in December
Spending on U.S. construction projects edged down a slight 0.2% in December, closing out a year when total construction ...
January 27, 2020
US new-home sales slipped 0.4% in December
U.S. sales of newly built homes fell 0.4% in December, cooling slightly after low mortgage rates fueled gains for much of ...
January 17, 2020
US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December
Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates ...
January 03, 2020
US construction spending up 0.6% in November, led by housing
Spending on U.S. construction projects rose a solid 0.6% in November as gains in home building and government projects offset ...
December 23, 2019
US new-home sales rose 1.3% in November.
U.S. sales of newly built homes increased 1.3% in November from the prior month, a sign that low mortgage rates are pushing ...
December 17, 2019
US housing construction increases 3.2% in November
Construction of new homes rose again in November while applications for building permits rose to the highest level in 12 ...
December 02, 2019
US construction spending falls 0.8% in October
Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 0.8% in October, dragged down by declines in apartment and multi-family ...
November 27, 2019
Pending US home sales fell 1.7% in October amid short supply
Americans signed fewer contracts to purchase homes in October, as would-be buyers struggled to find available properties.
November 26, 2019
New home sales slipped 0.7% in October but remain solid
Sales of new homes dipped slightly in October compared with September but remain well above levels of a year ago, with lower ...
November 19, 2019
US housing starts climbed 3.8% in October
U.S. home building jumped 3.8% in October, a positive sign for the overall economy as developers anticipate steady demand.
November 01, 2019
US construction spending rises 0.5% in September
U.S. construction spending rose 0.5% in September, boosted by government and private residential projects.
October 28, 2019
Rising home prices, falling sales hurting small businesses
Many small companies tied to the housing market are seeing a slowdown in business, one that's forecast to continue well into ...
October 24, 2019
US new homes sales fell 0.7% in September
U.S. new home sales fell slightly in September with all regions of the country except the Midwest showing declines.
October 17, 2019
US single family-home construction ticks up, apartments fall
U.S. home building fell last month after reaching a 12-year high in August, driven by a sharp decline in the construction of ...
October 01, 2019
US construction spending up slight 0.1% in August
U.S. construction spending edged up a disappointing 0.1% in August as continued weakness in nonresidential construction ...
September 25, 2019
US new home sales climbed a healthy 7.1% in August
U.S. new home sales jumped 7.1% in August, as low mortgage rates pull buyers into the housing market. The Commerce Department ...
September 18, 2019
US home building climbs 12.3% in August to 12-year high
The pace of U.S. home construction jumped 12.3% last month to a 12-year high on a surge in apartment building. The Commerce ...
September 03, 2019
US construction spending rose a slight 0.1% in July
U.S. construction spending ticked up just 0.1% in July, aided by government spending on schools, sewers and the water supply.
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