New Zealand’s marine economy: 2007–13 provides information about the economic activities that took place in, or used, the marine environment, or that produced goods and services necessary for those activities, and made a direct contribution to the national economy from 2007 to 2013.
Our marine environment is intricately linked to our society and economy. Almost all our imports and exports, both by value and volume, pass through the marine environment; most of our oil and gas reserves are located offshore; and our fishing industry is significant.
The oceans provide opportunities for economic growth and are crucial in addressing many global challenges, including food security, climate change, and energy and resource provision. Realising this potential, while managing adverse effects, demands sustainable approaches to economic development. National level data is important for monitoring changes in the scale and performance of ocean-based industries and their contribution to the overall economy.
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Statistics New Zealand (2016). New Zealand's marine economy: 2007–13. Retrieved from www.stats.govt.nz.
ISBN 978-0-908350-78-0 (online)
Published 27 October 2016
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