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30 March 2010
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry today released the National
Exotic Forest Description (NEFD) 2009 report, confirming the provisional
figures as at 1 April 2009, released late last year.
The report shows the total production forest standing volume in New Zealand
is estimated to have increased 11 million cubic metres over the past year to 457
million cubic metres.
Other identifiable trends across the industry include:
MAF produces this information in cooperation with the New Zealand Forest
Owner's Association and the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association and the report
is now in its 26th edition.
The National Exotic Forest Description 2009 report contains the final results
from an annual survey covering planted forests and related forestry activities
such as harvesting and planting statistics.
The 2009 NEFD report along with previously published NEFD reports are
Hard copies are available by emailing
email@example.com, or by
writing to Policy Publications, MAF Policy, PO Box 2526, Wellington.