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After dairy, meat and wool, and horticulture, forestry is New Zealand's fourth largest export earner.

New Zealand buys a lot of goods from overseas – imports, and we sell a lot of goods to the countries we trade with – exports.

Forestry is a major contributor to export income for New Zealand, with our forestry exports expected to be close to $7 billion by 2023.

Forestry is also one of the areas where the government expects to see the most growth over the next 5–10 years.

Logs make up the biggest proportion of our exports, but we also export large quantities of sawn timber, pulp, paper products, panels and chips.

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