US Construction Spending Growth Tumbles To 8 Year Lows

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News Story Source: by Tyler Durdan
For December, spending declined 0.6% from the prior month, missing forecasts for a 0.1% gain.

Bloomberg notes that the full-year figure reflected a 3.3 percent increase in private residential construction that was the smallest advance since 2011. The category had posted gains of more than 10 percent for six straight years. Within the sector, single-family building was up 5.2 percent while multifamily housing rose 0.7 percent.

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