Ready-mixed concrete production in Auckland rose 2.6% in 2018 to a new record 1.5 million mᶟ, but slipped 0.4% nationally after 6 years of growth.
Statistics NZ’s construction statistics manager, Melissa McKenzie, said on Friday readymix production in the Auckland metropolitan area rose 2.9% in 2018 to just over 1 million mᶟ.
For the December quarter, Auckland metropolitan production rose 9.7%, from 249,000 mᶟ in 2017 to 273,100 mᶟ.
Production rose in Canterbury after the 2011 & 2012 earthquakes, but has fallen in the last 3 years, dropping 9.7% in 2018 to 648,000mᶟ. In Christchurch City, readymix production fell 12.8% last year to 472,000mᶟ.
The slight decline in national production for the year was negligible – from 4.118 million mᶟ to 4.102 million mᶟ. In the December quarter, production nationally fell 2.9%, from 1.09 million mᶟ to 1.058 million mᶟ a year earlier. Seasonally adjusted, it was a 3.4% fall from the September quarter.
Attribution: Statistics NZ release & charts.