Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released their latest read of construction spending showing notably better results in December with total construction spending, the residential component and the non-residential component improving since November.
On a month-to-month basis, total residential spending increased 2.16% from November climbing 24.99% above the level seen in December 2011 while still remaining a whopping 54.44% below the peak level seen in 2006.
Single family construction spending climbed 0.77% since November rising 30.75% since December 2011 but remained a whopping 69.22% below it's peak in 2006.
Non-residential construction spending increased 1.83% since November climbing 5.04% above the level seen in December 2011 and remained a whopping 28.05% 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.