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Number Of New Dwellings Increases

Building Consents Issued: June 2001

The trend in the number of new dwelling units authorised has been gradually increasing since December 2000, according to Statistics New Zealand. During this period the trend has increased on average by 2.0 per cent per month.

Building consents for 1,640 new dwelling units, worth $238.6 million, were issued in June 2001.

The value of non-residential building consents issued in June 2001 was $222.2 million. Consents issued for social, cultural and religious buildings comprised $47.1 million of the total and shops, restaurants and taverns contributed $35.7 million.

The total value of building consents issued in June 2001 was $512.8 million.

Brian Pink Government Statistician

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