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Planned Capital Spending - March 2019

Combined U.S. & Canadian Industrial Spending Down Eight Percent

RALEIGH, NC – April 1st, 2019

Research by Industrial Reports, Inc. shows combined U.S. and Canadian planned capital spending was off eight percent in March showing $31.16 billion compared to February’s $33.93 billion. The research organization reported 192 planned U.S. and Canadian projects in March.

Planned U.S. project spending edged up three percent in March with $25.83 billion in planned investment compared to the February total of $24.96 billion.

Canadian planned investment fell to $5.33 billion in March from February’s $8.98 billion. Projects in both nations ranged in value from $1 million to $4.7 billion.

U.S. spending was mostly composed of $12.99 billion in planned investments for process projects, followed by $4.15 billion for chemical projects and $3.47 billion for power and energy projects.

In Canada, process projects also led all markets with $3.51 billion reported in planned spending, followed by $631 million for distribution projects and $452 million for chemical projects.

Louisiana was the U.S. leader in planned investment for the month with $6.11 billion, followed by Alaska with $5.27 billion and Texas with $3.07 billion.

In Canada, British Columbia led the provinces and territories with $2.84 billion in planned spending. We reported $1.22 billion in planned spending in Alberta and Ontario followed with $541.2 million.

The majority of U.S. project activity was in Kentucky, with 11 planned projects reported. There were nine projects reported in Pennsylvania and eight reported in both Louisiana and Texas.

The majority of Canadian project activity was in British Columbia, with 11 planned projects reported. There were eight projects reported in Alberta, while Nova Scotia had 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 March:

$100 Million Beverage Canning Plant, Planning Phase

$55 Million Grocery Fulfillment Center, Planning Phase

$8 Million Aluminum Extrusions Plant Expansion, Starting Planning

$170 Million Peaking Power Plant, Planning Phase

$8 Million Engine Plant, Planning Phase

$145 Million Biogas Plants, Design Phase

$130 Million Pork Processing Plant Upgrade, Design Phase

$16.9 Million Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant, Design Phase

New Jersey:
$150 Million Tire Paper Mill Rebuild, Starting Planning

New York:
$90 Million Waste-to-Energy Plant, Planning Phase

North Dakota:
$5 Million Natural Gas Compressor Station, Design Phase

$220 Million Specialty Films Plant Expansion, Planning Phase

$34 Million Pharmaceutical Plant, Starting Planning

$30 Million Steel Minimill Upgrades, Design Complete

$550 MillionCrude Oil Terminal, Pump Stations & Pipelines, Planning Phase

$412 Million Sulphate of Potash Processing Facility, Planning Phase

$120 Million Cat Litter Plant, Planning Phase

$78 Million Frozen Vegetable Plant Upgrade & Expansion, Planning Phase

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