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Building Consents Issued: February 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 March 2011
Highlights
  • The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings authorised, excluding apartments, fell 7.8 percent from January. This brings the level to the lowest point since February 2009.
  • The trend for the number of new dwellings authorised, excluding apartments, has fallen steadily in recent months, declining 31 percent since the recent peak in March 2010.
  • 89 new apartments and 884 other dwelling units were authorised.
  • For February 2011, compared with February 2010, the unadjusted value of residential building consents fell $96 million (20 percent), and non-residential building consents fell $60 million (19 percent).

Graph, New dwellings authorised, excluding apartment units, monthly, 2003–11.  

Geoff Bascand 30 March 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0231
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