Statistics New Zealand branch of the New Zealand Government just released it's statistics on Māori businesses and Māori authorities. Check out the definition of each and the charts.
- Māori authorities are businesses involved in the collective management of assets held by Māori.
- SMEs are Māori businesses with fewer than 100 employees, and are not Māori authorities.
Key facts for 2020:
- there were 1,230 Māori authorities
- three-fifths of Māori authorities were classified as essential during COVID-19 alert level 4 lockdown
- almost one-fifth of Māori SMEs reduced the range of goods and services they offered during the lockdown periods of COVID-19
- one-half of Māori tourism businesses adapted their business for new markets in response to COVID-19
- Māori authorities exported around $755 million worth of goods, almost half of which was to China
- the average Māori farm was five times the size of the average New Zealand farm
- total assets for Māori authorities reached $24.3 billion.
Here are those charts: