Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-28 :
The 28th reading of the Barometer, asked panellists to comment upon the recent fuel shortage and sought their views on 'influences key to a firm's growth'.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1To what extent has the recent fuel shortage constrained your business?
Q2"We aspire to a much more rapid growth rate for our business than we presently enjoy."
Q3"The key influence on a firm's growth rate is the attitude of the owner(s)"
Q4"The key influence on a firm's growth rate is access to finance."
Q5"The key influence on a firm's growth rate is available skills."
Q6"The key influence on a firm's growth rate is access to the latest technology."
Q7"The key influence on a firm's growth rate is determined by market demand."
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) To what extent has the recent fuel shortage constrained your business?
ResponseTotal answers: 280
%
1 Highly22.9%
222.1%
321.8%
424.3%
5 Not at all8.9%

(2) "We aspire to a much more rapid growth rate for our business than we presently enjoy."
ResponseTotal answers: 280
%
1 agree totally31.8%
226.1%
325.7%
411.1%
5 disagree totally5.4%

(3) "The key influence on a firm's growth rate is the attitude of the owner(s)"
ResponseTotal answers: 280
%
1 agree totally31.8%
230%
324.3%
48.9%
5 disagree totally5%

(4) "The key influence on a firm's growth rate is access to finance."
ResponseTotal answers: 280
%
1 agree totally9.6%
231.8%
338.6%
414.6%
5 disagree totally5.4%

(5) "The key influence on a firm's growth rate is available skills."
ResponseTotal answers: 279
%
1 agree totally18.3%
241.6%
329.4%
49.7%
5 disagree totally1.1%

(6) "The key influence on a firm's growth rate is access to the latest technology."
ResponseTotal answers: 281
%
1 agree totally4.6%
230.6%
335.9%
424.6%
5 disagree totally4.3%

(7) "The key influence on a firm's growth rate is determined by market demand."
ResponseTotal answers: 279
%
1 agree totally38%
238%
313.6%
49.3%
5 disagree totally1.1%

(8) To what extent is your business constrained by skill shortages?
ResponseTotal answers: 279
%
1 Highly8.6%
221.5%
328.7%
426.2%
5 Not at all15.1%

(9) To what extent is your business constrained by a lack of finance?
ResponseTotal answers: 281
%
1 Highly12.8%
219.2%
320.3%
422.8%
5 Not at all24.9%

(10) To what extent is your business constrained by low market demand?
ResponseTotal answers: 280
%
1 Highly20.4%
221.4%
323.9%
422.9%
5 Not at all11.4%

(11) Over the last 3 months, has your business:-
ResponseTotal answers: 279
%
Expanded significantly (more than 10%)12.9%
Expanded somewhat (between 5% to 10%)28%
Remained static43%
Declined somewhat (between 5% to 10%)11.8%
Declined significantly (more than 10%)4.3%

(12) Over the next 3 months, do you expect your business to:
ResponseTotal answers: 280
%
Expand significantly (more than 10%)11.8%
Expand somewhat (between 5% to 10%)41.4%
Remain static35.7%
Decline somewhat (between 5% to 10%)8.2%
Decline significantly (more than 10%)2.9%