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Value of Building Work Put in Place: March 2016 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  03 June 2016
Key facts

For the March 2016 quarter compared with the December 2015 quarter, in seasonally adjusted volume
terms:

  • Residential building activity rose 5.5 percent.
  • Non-residential building activity rose 5.0 percent.
  • Total building activity rose 5.3 percent.

The trend for all building work continued to grow, and is now 8.3 percent higher than the earlier series peak in
2005. The series began in late 1989.
Graph, All building work put in place, quarterly value and volume trends, March 1990 to March 2016.

In current prices, the actual value of all building work was $4.4 billion – $2.8 billion on residential buildings
and $1.6 billion on non-residential buildings.

The regions with the highest total values were:

  • Auckland – $1.6 billion
  • Canterbury – $1.1 billion.

Teresa Dickinson, Acting Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0371
3 June 2016

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