July Construction Activity Drops One Percent and is Down 10.7 Percent YTY

The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce said construction spending during July 2010 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $805.2 billion, one percent below the revised June estimate of $813.1 billion. The July figure is 10.7 percent below the July 2009 estimate of $901.2 billion. During the first seven months of this year, construction spending amounted to $460.3 billion, 11.8 percent below the $522 billion for the same period in 2009. The electric power segment

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