Forestry is a key industry for New Zealand's overseas trade and also for New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme. 2009 was a watershed year for New Zealand's planted forest area with a switch from a loss to a gain. In the year June 2009-2010 wood exports were the third most important exported product with an 8.9 % increase over the previous period.
It is therefore important that we recognise the importance of IYF for this country and for our international trade.
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Global New Zealand International trade, investment, and travel profile: Year ended June 2010
The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme - Information for business owners (pamphlet)