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What's New In This Report?
The ENR Construction Industry Confidence Index (CICI) fell 4 points to 72 in Q2 2017. In spite of the contraction, most executives feel construction activity will see growth through 2018.
The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI) contracted 2.4% in August 2017 to 129.1; the commercial building component dropped 8.7% while the institutional building component gained 7.3% in the month.
In September 2017, the Construction Cost Index (CCI) by ENR showed 4.0% annual growth, in spite of being flat in the month.
The Engineering & Construction Cost Index (ECCI) reached a score of 54.0 in August 2017 indicating that construction costs continue to rise. The expectation for higher prices in 6 months is also growing.
37 of 51 states showed year-over-year construction employment gains in July 2017; with the strongest gains in Oregon and the deepest contractions in South Dakota.
CPI-U which indicates inflation, made further gains in August 2017 by 0.4%, following the 0.1% increase in July.