New home registrations in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man have fallen by 30% in the last quarter, according to a report today.
The National House Building Council (NHBC) said there were 1,224 new homes registered in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man during April to June - down from 1,759 a year earlier.
However, the NHBC did not provide figures for Northern Ireland alone.
UK-wide, builders and developers had registered the highest number of new homes for 12 years during the last three months.
The NHBC said that inward investment in the rental sector was driving much of the growth.
There were 43,438 new homes registered between April and June, 12% up on the same period last year (38,937) and the highest since the fourth quarter of 2007 when 43,525 were registered.