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2017 updates to selected environmental accounts

This page provides provisional updates to four environmental accounts:

  • Fish monetary stock account: 1996–2016
  • Forestry monetary stock account: 1995–2016
  • Forestry physical stock account: 1995–2016
  • Water physical stock account: 1995–2014.

Download the tables from the ‘Available files’ box on this page. If you have problems viewing the files, see opening files and PDFs.

We updated the accounts using previously used methodologies. Data are provisional as we will undertake more work between August 2017 and March 2018 to finalise them, with a report containing further analysis in March 2018.

See Background to 2017 updates to selected environmental accounts to know why we chose to update these specific accounts.

Fish monetary stock account

The fish monetary stock account 1996–2016 presents the asset value of New Zealand’s commercial fish resource for the period, based on quota and annual catch entitlement values. It shows changes in the total asset value of the fish resources and in the asset values of selected species, which can be used for analysis by government and the wider community. Total current and expected futures incomes from New Zealand’s fish resource are also shown, and how this value is increasing relative to the allowable catch.

See Fish Monetary Stock Account: 1996–2009 for information on the methods used.

Forestry monetary stock account

The forestry monetary stock account 1995–2016 provides information on the monetary stock of commercial forestry resources in New Zealand for the period. It shows the changes in monetary stock levels over time. The account does not yet value sustainably managed indigenous forests, or non-commercial forests.

See Forestry Monetary Stock Account: 1995–2000 for information on the methods used.

Forestry physical stock account

The forestry physical stock account 1995–2016 provides estimates of the annual size of the forestry estate in New Zealand in hectares and cubic metres. The changing level of forestry resources over time, both exotic and indigenous, provides an insight into the reasons for and types of change, such as harvesting, fires, and natural growth. These changes will indicate the sustainability of forest management, and inform on issues of policy interest such as carbon sequestration.

See Forestry Physical Stock Account: 1995–2000 for information on the methods used.

Water physical stock account

The water physical stock account 1995–2014 provides information on New Zealand’s national and regional water balance for the period. It provides information on the inflows and outflows of water through the inland part of the hydrological cycle, changes in water storage, and some estimates of water use.

See Water Physical Stock Account: 1995–2010 for information on the methods used.

Published 28 August 2017

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