The Construction Spending indicator is expressed as an index relative to the previous period as an absolute value of costs. The indicator is very sensitive to changes in key interest rates, since the construction require bank loans. These data are subject to seasonal fluctuations due to the character of the real estate market. Building is directly connected with the income of the population. Therefore, the increase in construction characterizes the improved well-being and healthy development of the economy.
It has a limited impact on the market. Growth of this value has a positive impact on the currency.
- Release Frequency: monthly.
- Release Schedule: 10:00 EST, the first business day of the month.
- Source: The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.