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Construction Shows Slight Increase in March But is Still Down 12.3 Percent YTY

The Department of Commerce said construction spending during March was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $847.3 billion, 0.2 percent above the revised February estimate of $845.5 billion. The March figure is 12.3 percent below the March 2009 estimate of $966.7 billion. During the first three months of this year, construction spending amounted to $179.9 billion, 14 percent below the $209.2 billion for the same period in 2009.

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