New Zealand: Building permits

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

Building permits in New Zealand, April 1965 - November 2021:

The data series span the period from April 1965 to November 2021. During that time, the average value for New Zealand was 2015 building permits with a minumum of 812 building permits in January 2009 and a maximum of 4688 building permits in November 2021. The latest number is 4688, a change of 15.95% from the previous data point of 4043 building permits and a change of 20.79% from a year ago when the level was 3881 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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