by Calculated Risk on 7/12/2022 02:19:00 PM
From Dodge Data Analytics: Dodge Momentum Index Hits 14-Year High With Slight Gain In June
The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, is a monthly measure of the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning. The index is shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. In June, the commercial component of the Momentum Index rose 4.1%, while the institutional component fell 6.2%.
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This graph shows the Dodge Momentum Index since 2002. The index was at 173.6 in June, up from 173.1 in May.
According to Dodge, this index leads “construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year”. This index suggested a decline in Commercial Real Estate construction through most of 2021, but a solid pickup this year and into 2023.