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Building Consents Issued: October 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  28 November 2008
Highlights
  • 1,173 new dwelling units were authorised, the lowest monthly total since January 1992.
  • 50 new apartment units were authorised, and apart from March 2008, this is the lowest monthly total since April 2000.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of new dwelling units, excluding apartments, fell 7.1 percent.
  • Residential building consent values totalled $439 million, down 32 percent compared with October 2007.
  • Non-residential building consent values totalled $348 million, down 14 percent compared with October 2007.

 Graph, New Dwellings Authorised.

Dallas Welch (Mrs) 28 November 2008
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0231
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