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Building Consents Issued: May 2017
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  30 June 2017
Key facts

In May 2017, building consents were issued for 2,794 new dwellings:

  • 2,039 houses
  • 495 townhouses, flats, and units
  • 137 retirement village units
  • 123 apartments.

The seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented rose 7.0 percent.

The trend for the number of new dwellings consented is increasing. It reached a 12-year high in mid-2016, but decreased towards the end of the year.

In the year ended May 2017, 30,645 new dwellings were consented – up 8.0 percent from the May 2016 year.

Graph, New dwellings consented, monthly actual, seasonally adjusted, and trend, March 2010 to May 2017.

Including alterations, the value of building work consented in the May 2017 month was $1.8 billion, comprising $1,229 million of residential work and $605 million of non-residential work.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0231
30 June 2017

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