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Building Consents Issued: December 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 January 2009
Highlights
  • 1,127 new dwelling units were authorised, the lowest monthly total since January 1987.
  • 126 new apartment units were authorised.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of new dwelling units, excluding apartments, fell 0.7 percent.
  • Residential building consent values totalled $440 million, down 19 percent compared with December 2007.
  • Non-residential building consent values totalled $388 million, up 16 percent compared with December 2007.

Graph, Value of Residential Buildings Authorised.

Geoff Bascand

30 January 2009

Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0231
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