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
Longer historical series
* 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.