Dodge Network: Total Construction Starts Slip in January

By Ryan Whisner Total construction starts fell 27% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $865.6 billion, according to the Dodge Construction Network. “It was not a great month for construction starts, at least when you look at it in these aggregate terms,” said Richard Branch, chief economist for Dodge Construction Network. By the numbers, he said, nonresidential building starts fell 38%; residential starts lost 20%, and nonbuilding starts declined by 16%. Regionally, total construction starts in January fell in all five regions. Comparatively, total construction was 14% lower in January 2023 than in January 2022. Nonresidential building starts were down 2%, nonbuilding starts rose 10%, and residential starts lost 34%. READ FULL ARTICLE>>