New Zealand: Building permits

(measure: building permits, source: Statistics of New Zealand)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Building permits in New Zealand, June, 2020: The data series span the period from April 1965 to June 2020. During that time, the average value for New Zealand was 1967 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 3477, a change of -2.39% from the previous data point of 3562 building permits and a change of 20.44% from a year ago when the level was 2887 building permits.

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 on our Building permits page.
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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.
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