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Building Consents Issued: July 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 August 2013
Key facts

In July 2013, building consents were issued for:

  • 1,893 new dwellings, including apartments
  • 218 apartments, including 133 retirement village units
  • 1,675 non-apartment dwellings.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings, including apartments, fell 0.8 percent from June 2013.

The trend for the number of new dwellings, including apartments, has been increasing for over two years, but is showing signs of easing. The trend is 71 percent higher than its historic low point of March 2011.

The value of consented building work in July 2013 was $1,123 million – $698 million of residential work and $425 million of non-residential work.

Graph, New dwellings consented, including apartments, monthly, June 2006 to July 2013.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician

30 August 2013
ISSN 1178-0231

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