Small to Medium Enterprises

Māori Business

In 2007, the total value added produced by Māori businesses represented approximately 2.0% of New Zealand’s GDP compared to 1.2% in 1996. This is distributed across a number of different industries:2

Table 1: Production and Value Added in the Māori Economy3

Table 1: Production and Value Added in the Māori Economy
IndustryValue Added
($ million)
Industry share
(%)
SMEs (%)
Agriculture41716% 98
Forestry231% 98
Fishing1355% 98
Property69027%98
Education33313% 77
Health2128%93
Culture492% 97
Other70427% -
Total2,563100%-

Source: New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) 2007

 

2 Māori participation in the New Zealand Economy, Final Report to Te Puni Kōkiri, NZIER 2007.
3 Ibid with SME data from MED (2008).

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