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Building Consents Issued: March 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 April 2014
Key facts

In March 2014, building consents were issued for:

  • 1,999 new dwellings, including apartments
  • 186 apartments, including 110 retirement village units
  • 1,813 non-apartment dwellings.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented, excluding apartments, rose 1.3 percent.

The trend for the number of new dwellings, excluding apartments, is at its highest level since November 2007, and is 89 percent higher than the most-recent low point in March 2011. However, it is still 19 percent below the series peak in September 2003.

Graph, New dwellings consented, excluding apartments, monthly, March 2007 to March 2014.

The unadjusted value of building work consented in March 2014 was $1,222 million. This consisted of $800 million of residential work and $422 million of non-residential work.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician

30 April 2014
ISSN 1178-0231

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