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Building Consents Issued: February 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 March 2016
Key facts

In February 2016, building consents were issued for 2,379 new dwellings, comprising:

  • 1,712 houses
  • 341 townhouses, flats, and units
  • 204 apartments
  • 122 retirement village units.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented rose 11 percent in February 2016, recovering from a fall of 7.8 percent in the previous month.

Graph, New dwellings consented, monthly, December 2008 to February 2016.

The actual value of building work consented in February 2016 was $1.4 billion. For February 2016 compared with February 2015:

  • residential work was up $308 million (40 percent) to $1.1 billion
  • non-residential work was down $99 million (21 percent) to $372 million.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
30 March 2016

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