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Area planted in production forest by New Zealand farms

By region, year ended March 2012, hectares


Farm: For the purposes of this census a farm is one or more blocks of land, managed as a single operation, that is engaged in agricultural activity. This includes farming of livestock, horticulture, viticulture, nurseries, forestry, growing grain and seed crops, and land that could be used for these purposes.

Forestry: The area of exotic forest planted, replanted, or harvested on the farm.

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Limitations of the data

The compulsory registration level for GST is $60,000 so there is a partial and unquantifiable coverage of units below this level.


The Agricultural Production Surveys and Census include all units identified on Statistics New Zealand's Business Frame as having agricultural activity. The Business Frame is a list of businesses in New Zealand, based on their registration for goods and services tax (GST) with Inland Revenue. In the case of agriculture the Business Frame includes the following units: - those units registered for GST (and filing a non-zero GST return) that have indicated involvement in agricultural activity (as defined above) - those businesses with more than $200,000 of GST sales or purchases, or that are an employer, whose main activity is not agriculture but have indicated some secondary agricultural activity.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Agricultural Census: Forestry production and plantings, by region 2012


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Forestry production and plantings, by region, at 31 March 2012'.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Agricultural Census: Forestry production and plantings, by region 2012

From the dataset Agricultural Census: Forestry production and plantings, by region 2012, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Forestry production by region
  • Range: B7:E30
  • Provided: 80 data points

This data forms the table Agricultural Census - Forestry production and plantings, by Regional Council 2012.

Dataset originally released on:

May 13, 2013