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This report examines the direct and downstream economic impacts of the plantation forestry and timber processing sector to the district’s
economy, including the sustainability of communities and regional employment.
This is a summary of the main report.
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Prepared for the Eastland Wood Council by the Institute for Business Research – Waikato University, released 10th October 2013.
In 2011/2012, the direct value of forest production (excluding processing) was $225 million from 154,000 hectares. Significant economic flows are associated with wood production, harvest, transport, port handling and processing activities and the expenditure of wages and other forest income.