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Building Consents Issued: January 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  29 February 2012
Key facts

In January 2012:

  • 1,098 new dwellings were approved, including 198 apartments (of which 174 were retirement units).
  • Seasonally adjusted new dwelling numbers rose compared with December 2011, following volatility in the latter half of 2011.
  • The trend numbers for new dwellings approved continued to rise from the historically low level of early 2011.
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $25 million, including 17 new dwellings. 
     

In January 2012 compared with January 2011:

  • Residential consent values rose $76 million (25 percent).
  • Non-residential consent values fell $1.5 million (0.6 percent). 
     

  Graph, New dwellings approved, by region, January month.

Dallas Welch (Mrs)
Deputy Government Statistician

29 February 2012
ISSN 1178-0231

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