CHICAGO--()--For major-metro regions in Pennsylvania, including Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Harrisburg-Carlisle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, and York, the BidClerk Construction Index reported that public sector construction increased by 19.8% in Q2 2012 compared to the same quarter last year. Private sector construction dropped (-3.3%) over the same period last year.
Pennsylvania major-metro regions presented widely varying results in a year-on-year comparison of overall construction activity. Combined public and private sector Pittsburgh construction activity dropped (-25.2%) compared to one year ago, whereas Philadelphia construction activity rose 17.2% for public and private construction projects combined.
In a quarter-on-quarter analysis for 2012, the BidClerk Construction Index also found that there was a 5.9% increase in all Pennsylvania projects in Q2 2012. Furthermore, there was a 13.7% increase in total private sector construction projects compared to the first quarter of 2012, while public sector construction projects rose just 2.7%.
Pennsylvania major-metro regions also presented varied results in a quarter-on-quarter analysis comparison of overall construction activity for 2012. There was a 27.4% increase in combined public and private construction projects in Philadelphia, whereas Pittsburgh combined construction activity dropped (-24.5%).
The Pennsylvania counties surveyed by the BidClerk Construction Index include Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Burlington (NJ), Camden (NJ, Gloucester (NJ), Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland, Berks, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming, and York.
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