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Building Consents Issued: August 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 September 2014
Key facts

In August 2014, building consents were issued for:

  • 2,022 new dwellings, including apartments
  • 254 apartments, including 108 retirement village units
  • 1,768 non-apartment dwellings.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented, including apartments, was unchanged from July.

The trend for the number of new dwellings, including apartments, has more than doubled since the series low in March 2011. However, the rate of growth is slowing. The trend is at its highest level since August 2007, but is still 25 percent below the series peak in January 2004.

Graph, New dwellings consented, including apartments, monthly, June 2007 to August 2014.

The unadjusted value of building work consented in August 2014 was $1,187 million. This consisted of:

  • $753 million of residential work
  • $433 million of non-residential work.

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

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