Value of Building Work Put in Place: March 2009 quarter

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  09 June 2009

Highlights

The seasonally adjusted volume of:

  • All building work fell 0.7 percent, the fifth consecutive fall.
  • Residential building work fell 0.4 percent, the sixth consecutive fall.
  • Non-residential building work fell 1.0 percent following two quarters of rises.

The trend indicates the volume of all building work has decreased by almost one-fifth since the December 2007 quarter.

 Graph, Building work put in place, quarterly trend.

 Dallas Welch (Mrs) 9 June 2009
 Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0371