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Building Consents Issued: December 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 January 2014
Key facts

In December 2013, building consents were issued for:

  • 2,035 new dwellings, including apartments
  • 473 apartments, including 122 retirement village units
  • 1,562 non-apartment dwellings.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings, excluding apartments, rose 11 percent.

The trend for new dwellings, excluding apartments, is at its highest level since February 2008, and is 73 percent higher than the most-recent low point in March 2011.

Graph, New dwellings consented, excluding apartments, monthly, December 2006 to December 2013.

The unadjusted value of building work consented in December 2013 was $1,066 million. This consisted of $687 million of residential work and $379 million of non-residential work.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician

30 January 2014
ISSN 1178-0231

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