Capital Outlays

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Latest Data: 2022
Release Timing: Following Year
Frequency: Annual
Amounts: $ in billions
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Capital outlays are direct expenditures "for contract or force account construction of buildings, grounds, and other improvements, and purchase of equipment, land, and existing structures. Includes amounts for additions, replacements, and major alterations to fixed works and structures. However, expenditure for repairs to such works and structures is classified as current operation expenditure."

For analytical purposes, this data point has been indexed to 2005. Accordingly, 2005 = 1, and any value greater than one indicates growth, while any value less than one indicates decline.