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The Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries is the new name for the Situation and Outlook for New Zealand Agriculture and Forestry (or SONZAF). Like its predecessor, it is published annually (with a six-monthly update) but now also includes a chapter on the seafood industry.
The New Zealand Seafood, Agriculture and Forestry Outlook updates the forecasts presented in SONZAF 2011 for seafood, pastoral agriculture and forestry. It reports MPI analysis of the economic outlook for these sectors over the current season and the next.
SONZAF is published annually and explores some of the issues facing New Zealand’s primary sectors. SONZAF reports the views of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on the sectors’ performance over the previous year and forecasts those trends most likely to impact on individual sectors over the next five years.
Situation and Outlook for New Zealand Agriculture and Forestry
The Farm Monitoring Programme has been put on hold for the 2013 year in order to investigate alternative data sources and to design a new programme.
MPI resources have been reprioritised in order to fund the Farm Monitoring review and new system design, along with some other information/reporting improvements (read more about these developments here).
MPI is committed to ensuring the provision of quality primary sector business-level information to a wide range of users.
Our aim is to have the new Programme fully operational by June 2014, for the 2015 survey year. An interim solution will be run in 2014, unless a sector's final solution has been agreed prior.
The Farm Monitoring programme provides a short-term view of the financial and production status of a range of farm types throughout New Zealand. It examines revenue and expenditure for the past season and outlines what farmers are budgeting for the year ahead.
The programme collects data from a range of farm types throughout New Zealand and is supplemented with farmer and industry expectations. One use of this data is to produce model budgets. Each model budget is representative of a farm type in a given region and is modelled on how a real farm would operate, as opposed to using an average of results from the monitored farms. Each model budget is then augmented with feedback gathered from regional industry meetings and other information sources to best represent the current situation and expectations in each region.
These publications contain:
To view previous copies of the Farm Monitoring reports, go to the publications database.
The NEFD report provides a detailed description of New Zealand’s planted production forests. Each year the NEFD area database is compiled from surveys of forest owners and consultants who own or manage planted production forests. The yield table database is compiled periodically and is based on data provided by forest owners and managers of larger forests.
The collection and publication of NEFD information is overseen by the NEFD Steering Committee - a forest industry committee with members nominated by the New Zealand Forest Owners' Association and the Ministry for Primary Industries.
The NEFD report provides net stocked forest area by age class and territorial authority for key species and forest activity data such as planting and harvesting. This resource information is published annually to assist with resource and policy planning. It provides data useful for government policy advice, to meet a range of international reporting obligations and to assist with infrastructure planning decisions. The information may also be a useful starting point for investigating wood processing opportunities in New Zealand.
An annual forest nursery survey captures tree stock sales for commercial forestry, with national data reported by species or species groupings. Provisional estimates of planted areas are generated from the data and also reported.
To view previous copies of the NEFD go to the publications database.
The 10 regional Forest Industry and Wood Availability Forecast reports provide information about the planted forests and the wood processing industry. The reports include forecasts of wood availability from 2008 to 2040, and summarise the forest industries opportunities and constraints in each region. These reports are intended to help planners, the forest industry, central government and the wider public with assessing wood processing opportunities, identifying issues and continuing to enhance the infrastructure needed to support forestry development in each region.
In writing each report, MPI worked closely with the regional forest industry groups to ensure the forecasts were realistic and that the many opportunities and issues identified from these reports were understood by key stakeholders.
The New Zealand wood availability forecasts 2010-2040 shows the range of harvest volumes potentially available from New Zealand’s planted forests out to 2040. These national forecasts are intended to assist the forest industry, Government and related service organisations with long-term planning.
To view copies of the Forest Industry and Wood Availability Forecasts, go to the publications database.