Broad-based weakness in the building sectors dragged down construction starts
HAMILTON, NJ — July 20, 2022 — Total construction starts fell 5% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $932.3 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonresidential building starts lost 14% during the month and residential was 6% lower. On the contrary, nonbuilding starts gained 13% in June due to the start of several large solar projects.
Year-to-date, total construction was 5% higher in the first six months of 2022 compared to the same period of 2021. Nonresidential building starts rose 13% and residential starts gained 3%, while nonbuilding starts were 2% lower. For the 12 months ending June 2022, total construction starts were 7% above the 12 months ending June 2021. Nonresidential starts were 17% higher, residential starts gained 5% and nonbuilding starts were down 2%.
“Construction markets are getting jittery as the odds of recession increase,” said Richard Branch, chief economist for Dodge Construction Network. “While projects are still moving through the planning process, the velocity has downshifted reflecting uncertainties over how rising interest rates will impact the economy, construction material prices, and ultimately, construction starts. Over the short-term, construction-facing indicators are likely to be more volatile than normal, particularly in the commercial sector.”
Below is the breakdown for construction starts:
The largest nonbuilding projects to break ground in June were the $2 billion PacificCorp Segment F – Aeolus to Mona transmission line in Utah and Wyoming, the $1.3 billion Gemini Solar Project in Las Vegas, NV, and the $650 million NICTD South Shore train line in Indiana.
The largest multifamily structures to break ground in June were the $450 million Neptune/Sixth mixed-use project in Brooklyn, NY, the $425 million 250 Water Street apartments in New York, NY, and the $369 million 5th & Colorado mixed-use building in Austin, TX.
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