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Building Consents Issued: January 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  28 February 2014
Key facts

In January 2014, building consents were issued for:

  • 1,640 new dwellings, including apartments
  • 154 apartments, including 88 retirement village units
  • 1,486 non-apartment dwellings.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings, excluding apartments, fell 1.3 percent, following a rise of 11 percent in December.

The trend for new dwellings, excluding apartments, is at its highest level since January 2008, and is 79 percent higher than the most-recent low point in March 2011. However, it is still 24 percent below the series maximum in September 2003.

Graph, New dwellings consented, excluding apartments, monthly, December 2006 to January 2014.

The unadjusted value of building work consented in January 2014 was $930 million. This consisted of $642 million of residential work and $289 million of non-residential work.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician

28 February 2014
ISSN 1178-0231

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