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New Zealand Building Consents Jump 5.1% In December

The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 5.1 percent on month in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - coming in at 2,382.

That following the upwardly revised 1.9 percent decline in November (originally -2.0 percent).

In the year ended December 2018, the actual number of new dwellings consented was 32,996, up 6.1 percent from the December 2017 year.

The annual value of non-residential building work consented was $7.1 billion, up 9.0 percent from the December 2017 year.

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