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Building Consents Issued: January 2009
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 February 2009
Highlights

The seasonally adjusted number of authorised new dwellings, excluding apartments, fell 8.2 percent and is the lowest recorded since this series began 17 years ago.
The trend indicates that the number of authorised new dwellings, excluding apartments, is less than half the level it was in June 2007.
812 new dwellings, including apartments, were authorised, the lowest recorded since this series began in April 1965.
For the first time since June 1998, the value of consents for non-residential buildings ($362 million) exceeds the value of consents for residential buildings ($329 million).

 Graph, New Dwellings Authorised.

Geoff Bascand

27 February 2009

Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0231
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