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Building Consents Issued: March 2010
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 April 2010
Highlights
  • The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings authorised, excluding apartments, fell 8.3 percent. 
  • The trend for the number of new dwellings authorised, excluding apartments, has been increasing since March 2009. 
  • Consents for 1,426 new dwellings were authorised, excluding apartments. 
  • Consents for 75 new apartment units were authorised.
  • The value of residential building consents was $528 million, the value of non-residential building consents was $345 million. 
  • In the March 2010 year the value of residential building consents was $5,415 million, the lowest annual total for a March year since 2002.

 Graph, New dwellings authorised, excluding apartment units, monthly, 2003–10.

 

 

Geoff Bascand 30 April 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0231
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