Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released their latest read of construction spending showing generally better results in November with total construction spending and the residential component improving while the non-residential component worsened since October.
On a month-to-month basis, total residential spending increased 0.39% from October climbing 22.94% above the level seen in November 2011 while still remaining a whopping 55.37% below the peak level seen in 2006.
Single family construction spending climbed 1.33% since October rising 31.76% since November 2011 but remained a whopping 69.53% below it's peak in 2006.
Non-residential construction spending declined 0.70% since October but rose 3.84% above the level seen in November 2011 and remained a whopping 30.93% below the peak level reached in October 2008.
The following charts (click for larger dynamic versions) show private residential construction spending, private residential single family construction spending and private non-residential construction spending broken out and plotted since 1993 along with the year-over-year, month-to-month and peak percent change to each since 1994 and 2000 – 2005.