Presentation on theme: "Manufacturing Challenges & Opportunities for our Region Keith Smith GM Flight Plastic Packaging and V.P. Manufacturing - EMA Central."— Presentation transcript:
Manufacturing Challenges & Opportunities for our Region Keith Smith GM Flight Plastic Packaging and V.P. Manufacturing - EMA Central
Positive Context for NZ Manufacturing – Despite China MED Report in 2007 - The manufacturing sector is healthy overall with some sub-industries (in particular the food and beverage industry) experiencing good growth. Between 2000 and 2006 Manufacturing's contribution to GDP grew by 12%. The number of manufacturing firms increased 7%. 31,870 new manufacturing jobs were created or an increase of 14%
Employment by Manufacturing & Other Sectors Household Labour Force Survey - Dec 2008 Largest SectorRANK%TOTAL JOBS Wholesale & Retail122.7502,100 Business/financial services214.8327,200 Manufacturing312.2269,100 Other services410.9240,400 Health & community59.1200,800 Agriculture Forest Fish86.9151,600 New Zealand2,207,200
Manufacturing Jobs end 2008 – Districts/Region DOL – Regional Industry Snapshot DISTRICTSRANKJOBS%TOTAL JOBS Region616,4806.8242,700 Lower Hutt6,31013.845,850 Upper Hutt1,2209.912,280 Porirua9706.415,240 Kapiti8506.912,325 Wellington5,3103.8140,725 New Zealand1243,56012.41,969,080
Manufacturing – Job Decline Exaggerated DISTRICTSDECLINE MFTG. JOBS WLG region-1.2%19316,480 Lower Hutt-1.O%666,310 Upper Hutt-4.6%591,220 Porirua-1.5%15970 Kapiti-0.6%5850 Wellington-0.8%485,310 New Zealand112.4243,560
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