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Investment (M3)

This data monitors the outlays of producers on durable fixed assets. These include buildings, motor vehicles, plant and machinery, hydro-electric construction, roading and improvements to land.

Building consents - residential dwellings
Date (Number s.a.) (q/q% s.a.)
Previous years:
Sep 2020 9,708 3.8
Sep 2021 12,727 2.8
Quarterly:
Dec 2021 12,539 -1.5
Mar 2022 12,997 3.7
Jun 2022 12,507 -3.8
Sep 2022 12,724 1.7

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

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.

Access by the public

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Integrity

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Provision of information about revisions and advance notice of major changes in methodology

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Quality

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We sourced data from Statistics New Zealand.

Building consents issued

Gross domestic product

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

Symbol or convention Definition
0 Zero or value rounded to zero
- Not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional
Light grey 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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