FMI released its Construction Outlook: Second Quarter 2009 Report, and the outlook isn't good for the nonresidential market. FMI forecasts the market to decline 14% this year and 17% in 2010. FMI says that while the economy is showing some signs of improvement, it is just the beginning of the downfall for nonresidential construction.
Residential construction is expected to fare much better than the nonresidential market in 2010, with a 1% drop, after experiencing a steep 19% drop this year.
Nonbuilding construction will continue to be the only bright spot, increasing 4% per year in 2009 and 2010.
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