Here's A Positive Spin On Today's Terrible Construction Spending Report

CNBCToday’s March construction spending report was a big disappointment, unexpectedly falling 1.7% from February to $856 billion.

Economists were looking for a 0.6% gain.

However, not all economists see it as a total disaster.

“The construction spending data are not that bad,” said Deutsche Bank’s Joe LaVorgna in a tweet.  “They point to $4 billion more Q1 output than BEA first assumed.”

Last week, we learned that real GDP grew at a 2.5% rate in Q1, which was much lower than the 3.0% growth rate forecasted by economists.

But that GDP report was just the first of three estimates.  Perhaps we’ll see some upward revisions coming.

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