Timber was exported from New Zealand from the early days of settlement, but by the late 19th century it was not a major export in terms of value. Most timber was used within New Zealand. The quantity sent overseas between 1890 and 1920 did not exceed a quarter of total production. By 1915, native timber was supplemented by exotic timber from plantations.
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Source: New Zealand official yearbook and Statistics of New Zealand