Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Building Consents Issued: October 2012

Statistics New Zealand Media Release and Information Release: Building Consents Issued: October 2012

Highest number of new houses for over four years – Media release

The number of new houses consented in October 2012 was the highest for any month in over four years, Statistics New Zealand said today.

"There were 1,639 new houses consented in October," industry and labour statistics manager Blair Cardno said. "This was the highest we've seen in over four years – since May 2008."

"When we compare these figures with the same time last year, the number of new houses in October increased 32 percent," Mr Cardno said. "There is a clear trend over the last 19 months, which shows an increase in new houses, both including and excluding apartments."

Housing consent numbers for October 2012, compared with October 2011, were:
• 1,639 new houses, including apartments (up 32 percent)
• 1,471 new houses, excluding apartments (up 28 percent)
• 168 new apartments (up from 89).

Canterbury led the increase in new houses in October 2012, up 122 from a year ago. Across New Zealand, the number of apartments rose by 79.

Following a moderate increase in September 2012, the seasonally adjusted number of new houses, including apartments, had a small decrease of 1.5 percent in October 2012. Excluding apartments, the seasonally adjusted number of new houses decreased 2.0 percent.

Earthquake-related building consents in Canterbury totalled $52 million in October 2012.

The value of non-residential building consents in October 2012 was $392 million, up 42 percent compared with October 2011.

Data for building consents is obtained from all territorial authorities in New Zealand.
For more information about these statistics:
• Visit Building Consents Issued: October 2012

• Open the attached files

Information release (PDF) Tables (Excel) Copy of this media release (PDF)

(See attached file: BuildingConsentsIssuedOct12.pdf)(See attached file: bci-oct12-tables.xls)(See attached file: BuildingConsentsIssuedOct12MR.pdf)


Building Consents Issued Oct12MR.pdf

bcioct12tables.xls

Building Consents Issued Oct12.pdf

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Finance: Major Campaign To End "Gross Overtaxation Of Savings"

The campaign – which includes a special web site through which New Zealanders can e-mail their own and other MPs and party leaders – is backed by Age Concern, Consumer NZ, the Financial Services Council and the Taxpayers’ Union. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Leighton-Led WGP To Build, Manage Transmission Gully

The Wellington Gateway Partnership, led by a unit of ASX-listed Leighton Holdings, has won the $1 billion contract to build the Transmission Gully road north of Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news