U.S. construction spending unexpectedly decreases in October
Department announced on Monday that construction spending fell 0.8 percent m-o-m
in October after a revised 0.3 percent m-o-m decline in September (originally a
0.5 percent m-o-m drop). It marked the second straight monthly decrease in construction
spending and the steepest decline since June.
Economists had forecast construction spending increasing 0.4 percent m-o-m in October.
According to the report, spending on private construction dropped 1.0 percent m-o-m, while investment in public construction fell 0.2 percent m-o-m.
On a y-o-y basis, construction spending rose 1.1 percent in October.
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- Germany's trade surplus rose slightly in October
- Swiss unemployment rate remained unchanged in November
- UK economy showed no growth in October
- Eurozone investor confidence rose sharply in December - Sentix