Across New Zealand ready mixed concrete production fell approximately 2% for the September quarter in 2014 to that in 2015. The percentage increase from the annual total to September 2014 compared with the annual total to September 2015 was around 7%.
From a regional perspective, Waikato and BOP along with Hawkes Bay and Gisborne were the only areas to experience an increase in production from the September quarter in 2014 to that in 2015. Unusually, production across Auckland (and Northland) as wellmas Canterbury illustrates a drop when the September quarter is compared across the two years.
However, in terms of production output for the annual total to September 2015 compared with the annual total to September 2014 the regions collectively enjoyed an increase of just over 7%.
The metropolitan areas of Wellington and Christchurch experienced an upwards trend in production from the September quarter in 2014 to that in 2015 of around 19% and 4% respectively, while Auckland city was down 3%.
Once again Christchurch enjoyed the largest percentage increase in production for the annual total to September 2015 compared with the annual total to September 2014 at close to 11%, a similar amount to Wellington, while Auckland came in at 4%.
Although the total ready mixed concrete production for the previous two quarters is up from March 2015 the four quarter average appears to be levelling.