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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.
We publish building consents approximately five weeks after the end of the reference quarter.
We publish gross domestic product around three months after the end of the reference quarter.
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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
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- Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
- Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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