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Building Consents Issued: March 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  04 May 2011
Highlights
  • The trend for the number of new dwellings authorised, including apartments, has fallen steadily since April 2010, to the lowest level since the series began in 1982.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings authorised, including apartments, rose 2.2 percent in March, following a 9.8 percent fall in February and other large changes in recent months. 
  • 40 new apartment units and 1,047 other dwellings were authorised.
  • The unadjusted value of residential building consents fell $108 million (20 percent), while non-residential building consents fell $1 million (0.2 percent), compared with March 2010.

 Graph, new dwellings authorised, including apartment units, monthly.

Geoff Bascand 4 May 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0231
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