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The Week Ahead: What Will Happen in Construction?

construction-twoThis coming Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau will release their Construction Spending report which indicates the total amount of spending in the U.S. on all types of construction. In residential construction, this will predict future national new home sales and mortgage origination volume.

In the last report released in April, total U.S. construction building decreased 1.4% from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.219 trillion. This was the first decline since December 2016 and the steepest drop in a year. Previous to that, March decreased 0.2 percent from February and February was up from January by 0.8 percent.

Though this can be equated to bad weather in the Northeast, concerns could be that if numbers don’t increase, the current housing shortage will last even longer.

The May 2017 Construction Spending report will release Monday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. GMT


This Weeks Schedule:

Fed Monetary Policy Report, Wednesday 3:00 p.m. GMT

MBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday 7 a.m. EST

Freddie Mac Weekly Mortgage Survey, Thursday 10 a.m. EST

Employment Situation, Friday 8:30 a.m. EST


About Author: Brianna Gilpin

Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation's leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email brianna.gilpin@thefivestar.com.

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