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Planned Capital Spending - May 2017

Combined U.S. & Canadian Industrial Spending Climbs 20 Percent

RALEIGH, NC –June 1, 2017

Research by Industrial Reports, Inc. shows combined U.S. and Canadian planned capital spending jumped 20 percent in May compared to April.  May spending for the two nations totaled $61.78 billion compared to April’s $51.27 billion.  The research organization reported 310 planned U.S. and Canadian projects in May.

Planned U.S. project spending showed a small improvement in May with $40.89 billion in planned investment compared to the April total of $36.24 billion.  Canadian planned investment improved to $20.06 billion in May from $15.03 billion in April.  Projects in both nations ranged in value from $500,000 to $10 billion.

Process projects led U.S. spending with $19.24 billion in planned investment, followed by power and energy projects with $12.99 billion.  Manufacturing projects reported $5.87 billion in planned U.S. spending.

In Canada, process projects led all markets with $20.06 billion in planned spending, while power and energy projects accounted for $551 million, and manufacturing showed $132 million.

Texas led the U.S. with $13.04 billion in planned investment, followed by Kentucky with $2.27 billion, and Kansas with $2 billion.

Alberta was the Canadian spending leader with $14.89 billion in planned project investment for the month, followed by Québec with $3.72 billion and British Columbia with $1.28 billion.

Texas was the U.S. project activity leader in May with 22 planned projects, followed by California with 15. Louisiana, New York and Washington each reported 12 projects.

Alberta was the Canadian project leader with 13 projects, while British Columbia reported eight and Ontario and Yukon Territory each reported five.

Industrial Reports researches projects in the United States and Canada for companies that provide services, materials and equipment for new and expanding industrial facilities, including:

-Manufacturing Facilities
-Process Facilities
-Food Process Facilities
-Chemical Process Plants
-Oil & Gas Projects
-Research & Development Laboratories
-Distribution Facilities
-Energy Facilities
-Industrial Buildings
-Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants
-Solid Waste Facilities
-Plant Dismantlements

The following are selected projects researched and reported in May:

$105 Million Data Center, Planning Phase

British Columbia:
$40 Million Grain Export Terminal, Planning and Some Design

$340 Million Frozen Food Plant, Design Phase

$550 Million Combined-Cycle Power Plant, Design Phase

$80 Million Auto Components Plant, Starting Design

$40 Million Hydroelectric Power Plant, Planning Phase

$35 Million Alumina Production Expansion, Design Phase

$4 Million Food Ingredients Production Expansion, Planning Phase

$400 Million Tissue Mill Expansion, Planning Phase

$15 Million Natural Gas Pipelines, Design Phase

$50 Million Grocery Products Distribution Center, Planning Phase

$225 Million Water Treatment Plant, Design Phase

$500 Million Crude Oil Pipeline & Pump Stations, Design Phase

$20 Million Bulk Coal Terminal, Planning & Some Design

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