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Building Consents Issued: May 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  29 June 2012
Key facts

In May 2012:

  • 1,372 new dwellings were consented, including 68 apartments (26 of which were retirement village units).
  • The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings authorised, including apartments, fell 7.1 percent. Excluding apartments, there was a fall of 0.4 percent.
  • Earthquake-related consents identified in Canterbury totalled $47 million, including 34 new dwellings. 

In May 2012 compared with May 2011:

  • Auckland had the largest regional increase in new dwellings consented, up 125 dwellings, followed by Canterbury, up 100 new dwellings.
  • The value of residential building consents rose 37 percent to $532 million, the highest value for a May month since 2008. 
  • Non-residential consent values fell $1.5 million (0.4 percent). 
     

Graph, New dwellings approved, including apartments, monthly, May 2005 to May 2012.   

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

29 June 2012
ISSN 1178-0231

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