Building permits in New Zealand, October, 2019
The data series span the period from 1965 to 2019.
During that time, the average value for New Zealand was
1954 building permits with a minumum of 812 building permits
in January 2009 and a maximum of 4081 building permits in October 1973.
The latest number is , a change of 0% from the previous data point of
building permits and a change of 0% from a year ago when the level was
The number of building permits is considered a leading macroeconomic indicator as it typically grows a few months ahead of an economic expansion and declines a few months before an economic slowdown.
See more information about that indicator at our Building permits page
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Measure: building permits
Source: Statistics of New Zealand
Definition: Building permits are authorizations granted by a government or another regulatory body before the construction of a new building can legally occur.