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Value of Building Work Put in Place: March 2013 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  05 June 2013
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Value of Building Work Put in Place: June 2013 quarter will be released on 4 September 2013.

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Related movements

Related movements for the March 2013 quarter compared with the December 2012 quarter were as follows:

Capital goods price index

In the March 2013 quarter:

  • residential building construction prices rose 1.0 percent
  • non-residential building construction prices rose 0.5 percent.

Quarterly Employment Survey 

In the March 2013 quarter:

  • the number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) in the construction industry rose 3.5 percent
  • the number of paid hours in the construction industry increased 4.5 percent. 

Building consents issued

Consent figures measure the intention to build. In the March 2013 quarter:

  • the number of new dwellings consented rose 0.3 percent (seasonally adjusted)
  • the value of consents for residential buildings increased 6.8 percent
  • the value of consents for non-residential buildings fell 6.2 percent. 

International travel and migration

In the March 2013 quarter, seasonally adjusted figures showed a net gain of 2,280 migrants.

National population estimates

The estimated resident population increased by 0.2 percent in the March 2013 quarter.

To view national population estimates for the March 2013 quarter, select the following categories from the Infoshare homepage:
Subject category: Population
Group: Population Estimates

Residential mortgage yields

Mortgage yields are available from  www.rbnz.govt.nz, or select the following categories from the Infoshare homepage:

Subject category: Industry Sectors
Group: Building Activity Survey (BAS)
Interest rates

Production

The volume of ready-mixed concrete produced fell 2.8 percent in the March 2013 quarter.

To view the production series, select the following categories from the Infoshare homepage:

Subject category: Industry Sectors
Group: Secondary production 
Ready mixed concrete by region 

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