CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the New York Metro Area, 4th quarter 2012 data showed a drop of (-21.6%) in new construction projects that were actively bidding compared to the same period one year ago. The findings were just released by the BidClerk Construction Index™ (BCI). In a year-over-year analysis, private construction was up 1.9%, while public construction was down (-28.0%), compared to one year ago.
In a quarter-over-quarter analysis for both private and public projects combined, the 4th quarter 2012 BCI data found that there was a decrease of (-9.1%) in construction projects that were actively bidding, compared to a decrease of (-23.9%) in the 3rd quarter of 2012.
The same quarter-over-quarter BCI analysis also found that total private projects put out to bid dropped (-4.4%), compared to a drop of (-9.8%) in the 3rd quarter 2012. Public construction also dropped (-10.8%) in the same period, compared to a (-27.9%) drop in the 3rd quarter of 2012.
The regions surveyed in the BidClerk Construction Index study were New York, Northern New Jersey, and Long Island.
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