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Building Consents Issued: April 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 May 2014
Key facts

In April 2014, building consents were issued for:

  • 2,082 new dwellings, including apartments
  • 432 apartments, including 156 retirement village units
  • 1,650 non-apartment dwellings.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented, excluding apartments, fell 5.2 percent.

The trend for the number of new dwellings, excluding apartments, is at its highest level since November 2007, and is 86 percent higher than the most-recent low point in March 2011. However, it is still 21 percent below the series peak in September 2003.

Graph, New dwellings consented, excluding apartments, monthly, March 2007 to April 2014.

The unadjusted value of building work consented in April 2014 was $1,140 million. This consisted of $739 million of residential work and $401 million of non-residential work.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
30 May 2014

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