BUILDING STATISTICS December Quarter and Annual, 2012

A:  BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED

 

A total of 321 Building Permits for construction work valued at $26.1 million were issued in the December quarter 2012.

Compared to the September quarter 2012, a 12.8 per cent decrease was recorded in the number of permits issued and the total value for construction works approved decreased by 69.1 per cent. 

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BuildgWhen compared to the December quarter 2011, the number of permits issued and their value were 0.3 per cent and 23.7 per cent lower respectively.

 

Of the $26.1 million of building works approved, 36.8 per cent were for Private Dwellings, 53.3 per cent were for Other Buildings and the remaining 9.9 per cent were for Alterations and Miscellaneous work. Building Permits issued for Commercial, Factories and Educational Buildings contributed significantly to the Non Private dwellings component.

 

Of the total number of Building Permits issued, 61.1 per cent with a value of $16.7 million were issued for the Central Division, 32.7 per cent with a value of $8.7 million were issued for the Western Division and 6.2 per cent with a value of $0.7 million were issued for the Northern and Eastern Divisions.

B: COMPLETION CERTIFICATES ISSUED

 

A total of 126 Completion Certificates with a value of $13.0 million were issued in the December quarter 2012.

Compared to the September quarter 2012, this was 11.3 per cent lower in the number of completion certificates issued but an increase of 2.8 per cent in their value. 

bldg2When compared to the December quarter 2011, the number of completion certificates issued and their value were 8.7 per cent and 79.9 per cent lower respectively.

Of the $12.9 million in building works completed, 35.7 per cent were for Private Dwellings 55.0 per cent were for Other Buildings and the remaining 9.3 per cent were for Alterations and Miscellaneous work. Completion Certificates issued for Commercial, Hotels and Educational Buildings contributed significantly to the Non Private dwellings component.

Of the total number of Completion Certificates issued, 71.4 per cent with a value of $8.3 million were issued for the Central Division, 18.3 per cent with a value of $3.9 million were issued for the Western Division and 10.3 per cent with a value of $0.8 million were issued for the Northern and Eastern Divisions.

 

 ANNUAL 2012

BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED

Provisional data on the total number of Building Permits issued in 2012 was 1,390 with a value of $487.5 million. Compared to the previous year when the total number issued was 1,324 with a value of $166.1 million, this is a 5.0 per cent increase in the number and a 193.4 per cent increase in the value. 

 

COMPLETION CERTIFICATES ISSUED

Provisional data on the total number of Completion Certificates issued in 2012 was 511 with a value of $62.5 million. Compared to the previous year when the total number issued was 465 with a value of $111.4 million, this is a 9.9 per cent increase in the number but a 43.9 per cent decrease in the value.

The figures in this release are derived from information provided by the City and Town Councils and Rural Local Authorities.

Summary tables of Building Permits and Completion Certificates issued are attached. Please note that the data is still provisional therefore subject to revisions.

Users of Building Statistics should exercise caution in interpreting statistics relating to the Building Permits and the Completion Certificates issued for specific periods due to the time lag between the Building Permits issued and the Completion Certificates issued. Thus, proper care should be taken when using these figures.

For further enquiries please contact Mr. Asaeli Rokovada on 331 5822 ext 132.

Buildings Statistics for March quarter 2013 will be released on 18th June 2013.

E. Waqavonovono   

Government Statistician