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Building Consents Issued: June 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  29 July 2011
Highlights

In the month of June 2011:

  • The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings authorised, excluding apartments, fell 4.5 percent, following rises in each of the previous three months.
  • The trend for the number of new dwellings authorised, excluding apartments, indicates a small increase recently, but a turning point is not yet confirmed.
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $14 million, including eight new dwellings.

For the year ended June 2011, compared with the previous year, the total value of consents issued for:

  • residential buildings was $4,932 million, down $805 million (14 percent)
  • non-residential buildings was $3,704 million, down $166 million (4.3 percent).

 Graph, New dwellings authorised, excluding apartment units, monthly.

Dallas Welch (Mrs) 29 July 2011
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0231
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