Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-26 :
Of the issues raised in EB25, this, the 26th reading, considered 'Investment', 'Sourcing of materials and goods from overseas', 'Borrowing' and 'Government Legislation'. Also included was a question on use of the Barometer website.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1In the next 12 months do you envisage significant new investment in Plant and Equipment?
Q2To what extent is your business constrained by lack of investment in Plant and Equipment?
Q3Do you source your raw materials or finished goods from overseas to a greater extent than previously?
Q4To what extent do you believe that your customers are turning to overseas sources, which compete directly with your business?
Q5To what extent do you feel that government legislation is aimed at small as opposed to 'Big' business?
Q6To what extent would you benefit from more guidance from government as to your rights and obligations in respect of new legislation?
Q7How often do you look at the Business Barometer web site to see the results of previous surveys?
Q8To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
Q9To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
Q10To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
Q11Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
Q12Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:

(1) In the next 12 months do you envisage significant new investment in Plant and Equipment?
ResponseTotal answers: 215
%
1 Yes35.8%
2 No64.2%

(2) To what extent is your business constrained by lack of investment in Plant and Equipment?
ResponseTotal answers: 213
%
1 Significantly8.5%
213.1%
325.4%
430.5%
5 Not at all22.5%

(3) Do you source your raw materials or finished goods from overseas to a greater extent than previously?
ResponseTotal answers: 211
%
1 Yes23.2%
2 No76.8%

(4) To what extent do you believe that your customers are turning to overseas sources, which compete directly with your business?
ResponseTotal answers: 213
%
1 Significantly19.7%
29.4%
318.8%
421.1%
5 Not at all31%

(5) To what extent do you feel that government legislation is aimed at small as opposed to 'Big' business?
ResponseTotal answers: 210
%
1 Significantly12.4%
213.3%
341.4%
418.6%
5 Not at all14.3%

(6) To what extent would you benefit from more guidance from government as to your rights and obligations in respect of new legislation?
ResponseTotal answers: 215
%
1 Significantly23.3%
219.1%
341.4%
410.7%
5 Not at all5.6%

(7) How often do you look at the Business Barometer web site to see the results of previous surveys?
ResponseTotal answers: 215
%
Always0.5%
Often5.1%
Occasionally54.4%
Never40%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 215
%
1 Highly11.6%
227.4%
325.1%
424.2%
5 Not at all11.6%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 215
%
1 Highly20%
220.5%
320.5%
420.9%
5 Not at all18.1%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 215
%
1 Highly19.1%
213%
332.1%
423.3%
5 Not at all12.6%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 213
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)12.2%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)30%
Remained static41.3%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)11.7%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)4.7%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 214
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)8.4%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)40.2%
Remain static40.2%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)8.9%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)2.3%