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Construction spending mixed in January

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(Read caption) This chart shows, in millions, the total value of residential construction put in place between 2004 and the beginning of 2013. Total residential construction slid slightly in January, dropping 0.02 percent from December 2012.

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Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released their latest read of construction spending showing mixed results in January with total construction spending and non-residential construction spending declining while single family residential construction spending improved.  

On a month-to-month basis, total residential spending declined 0.02% from December climbing 22.05% above the level seen in January 2012 while still remaining a whopping 54.97% below the peak level seen in 2006.

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Single family construction spending climbed a notable 3.62% since December rising 30.21% since Janaury 2012 but remained a whopping 68.00% below it's peak in 2006.

Non-residential construction spending declined a whopping 5.08% since December but still climbing 3.95% above the level seen in January 2012 and remained a whopping 27.36% below the peak level reached in October 2008.