Biotechnology Survey: 2005

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  05 April 2006

Highlights

  • Biotechnology income was valued at $811 million in the 2005 financial year.
  • Biotechnology expenditure was valued at $642 million for the same period.
  • Sixty-six percent of biotechnology techniques being used in New Zealand have been used in the R&D development stage in the last two years.
  • New Zealand organisations were granted 190 biotechnology-related patents in the two years to 30 June 2005.
  • New Zealand organisations employed 2,464 biotechnology employees in the year to 30 June 2005.

Graph, Qualification of Biotechnology Employees.

 Brian Pink 5 April 2006 
 Government Statistician Cat 70.915 Set 05/06 – 168