Auckland’s commercial construction drives growth
Building work on non-residential buildings, especially in Auckland, drove the overall construction volume growth in the December 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today.
Nationally, the total volume of building activity increased a seasonally adjusted 2.7 percent in the latest quarter – when compared with the September 2018 quarter. This was driven by more non-residential construction (including work on shopping malls and storage buildings), which was up 5.0 percent. This was the biggest quarterly increase in almost three years (since the March 2016 quarter).