From the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased:
Construction spending during May 2023 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,925.6 billion, 0.9 percent above the revised April estimate of $1,909.0 billion. The May figure is 2.4 percent above the May 2022 estimate of $1,880.9 billion.
Both private and public spending increased:
Spending on private construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,513.2 billion, 1.1 percent above the revised April estimate of $1,497.2 billion. …
In May, the estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of public construction spending was $412.4 billion, 0.1 percent above the revised April estimate of $411.8 billion.
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This graph shows private residential and nonresidential construction spending, and public spending, since 1993. Note: nominal dollars, not inflation adjusted.
Residential (red) spending is 11.6% below the recent peak.
Non-residential (blue) spending is close to the peak in April 2023.
Public construction spending is at a new peak.
On a year-over-year basis, private residential construction spending is down 11.6%. Non-residential spending is up 20.5% year-over-year. Public spending is up 12.3% year-over-year.