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Dodge Momentum Index Dips in January

Written by Sandy Williams

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 2.7 percent in January to 152.5 following four months of gains. The index is a measure of the first report of nonresidential projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending by a full year.

Planning for commercial projects increased 2.7 percent, but a 11.0 percent decline in institutional projects pulled the headline index down, said Dodge Data & Analytics.


Year over year, the index gained 7.2 percent with a pattern similar to January 2019–institutional planning down and commercial planning up.

Ten projects valued at $100 million or more entered the planning phase in January.

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