Investment - M3

Released
21 September 2017 03:00 p.m.
Next release
31 October 2017 03:00 p.m.
Source
Statistics New Zealand
Periodicity
Quarterly
Building consents - residential dwellings
Date (Number s.a.) (q/q% s.a.)
Previous years:
Jun 2015 6,383 0.0
Jun 2016 7,701 8.7
Quarterly:
Sep 2016 7,915 2.8
Dec 2016 7,350 -7.1
Mar 2017 7,662 4.2
Jun 2017 7,542 -1.6

The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics

Building consents measures the number of building permits issued for new dwellings (houses, flats and apartments). It excludes permits for alterations and additions to existing buildings.

Gross fixed capital formation from the national accounts comprises the outlays of producers on fixed assets such as buildings, motor vehicles, plant and machinery, hydro-electric construction, roading, improvements to land, software and mineral exploration rights.

Periodicity

Quarterly

Timeliness

Building consents are published approximately five weeks after the end of the reference quarter.

Gross domestic product is published around three months after the end of the reference quarter.

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Building consents

Residential dwelling consents

Number of building permits issued for new dwellings (houses, flats and apartments). It excludes permits for alterations and additions to existing buildings. Data is seasonally adjusted.

Gross capital formation

Gross capital formation

Outlays of producers on durable fixed assets, such as buildings, motor vehicles, plant and machinery, hydro-electric construction, roading, and improvements to land.

'Gross' indicates that consumption of fixed capital is not deducted from the value of the outlays.

Capital formation is grouped into seven broad asset types:

  • residential buildings
  • non-residential buildings
  • other construction
  • land improvements
  • transport equipment
  • plant, machinery and other equipment
  • intangible fixed assets.

Change in inventories

The increase or decrease in the value of stocks of raw materials, work in progress, and finished goods, between the beginning and the end of the period.

Symbols and conventions for summary table

0 Value rounded to zero
- Zero or not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional
light red background Historical

General notes

  • Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
  • Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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