Find Forestry expertise in New Zealand
The forestry sector along with agriculture and fishers contributes 6% of New Zealand’s GDP (2008). Some reports suggest that sector alone contributed a significant 3.8% of GDP in 2007-8. Forest covers 31% of New Zealand’s total land area, with 24% of this being natural forests and the remaining 7% being plantation forests (2008/9).
Due to its highly productive and sustainably managed plantation forests, New Zealand’s forest industry supplies 1.1% of world and 8.8% of Asia Pacific’s forest products trade. All from just 0.05% of the world’s forest resource and an annual harvest area equivalent to 0.0009% of global forest cover (2009). The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is the government’s primary adviser on the forestry industry, its economic and environmental performance and on legislation governing indigenous forestry.
|Forestry organisations in New Zealand|
|Forest Research Institute Ltd||