The value of construction activity continues to grow strongly, with $6.232 billion of building work put in place in the second quarter of this year, up 11.8% compared to to the second quarter of last year and up 2.0% compared to the first quarter of this year, according to Statistics NZ.
On an annual basis, $24.265 billion of new building work was put in place in the year to June, up 10.4% on the previous 12 months.
Growth was strongest in the non-residential sector which recorded $2.254 billion of new work in the second quarter, up 14.8% on the same quarter of last year.
In the residential sector $3.978 billion of new building work was put in place in the second quarter, up 10.2% compared to the second quarter of last year.
However, not all types of building work showed growth.
Residential alteration and additions work was down 1.6% in the second quarter compared to the same period of last year, while building work on office buildings was down 1.1% and farm building work was down 14.8% over the same period.
Around the major regions, Auckland recorded the strongest growth, with the total value of all new building work in the region (residential and non-residential) hitting $2.697 billion the June quarter, up 20.4% compared to the second quarter of last year.
Over the same period, Waikato recorded $559 million of new building work (+11.7%), Wellington Region recorded $521 million (+8.3%) and Canterbury recorded $891 million (+2.7%).
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