Te Waka Business Sentiment Survey - September 2020
The survey of 589 Waikato business owners and managers has found that while overall economic sentiment is pessimistic, Waikato businesses are more optimistic about Waikato and sector performance than they are about the New Zealand economy as a whole.
This optimism is demonstrated by businesses signalling they are actively recruiting new staff, despite an environment of skill shortages and overall sales sitting below 2019 levels. Businesses’ lack of planning for future scenarios, however, is of concern.
Survey results - Districts
Te Waka Economic Radar April 2021
As we finish up the first quarter of 2021, the latest statistics on the Waikato and New Zealand economy continue to provide a stronger picture than many would have predicted during the lockdown period of COVID-19.
Te Waka Economic Radar 2 October 2020
As we reach the close of the third quarter of 2020, the latest statistics on the New Zealand economy give us a picture of the depth of the recession in the first half of the year.
Reflections on the National Accounts, by Blair Keenan, Te Waka Economic Advisor
The size of the Covid-shock to the Aotearoa-New Zealand economy became a little clearer today, with the release of the national accounts for the June 2020 quarter. This showed gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 12.2 percent (seasonally adjusted) from the March 2020 quarter, and was 12.4 percent lower than the June 2019 quarter. This is by far the largest quarterly fall recorded in this country, and reflects the lockdown under Alert level 4 which began at the end of March.
Waikato business survey reports mixed signals
A survey of 589 Waikato business owners and managers has found that while overall economic sentiment is pessimistic, the region’s businesses are more optimistic than their counterparts across New Zealand.
Here at Te Waka, we are wanting to understand the sentiment of Waikato businesses in the current environment.
We want to understand the sentiment of Waikato businesses in the current environment. This will help us to develop support programmes and services that our business community may require to survive, revive and grow.
To do this, we would love it if you could take part and provide your valuable business insights.
Your responses are confidential and the results of this survey will only be used at a grouped level.
Please note that we are collaborating with our other Waikato partnership agencies to reach as many Waikato businesses as possible so you may receive an invite to join this survey more than once.