PTI PACIFIC BUSINESS MONITOR

The extent and severity COVID-19 is having on Pacific businesses has decreased to the lowest since tracking began, with 85 per cent reporting a negative impact.

The results have been published in Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Pacific Business Monitor Report. This report accumulates the result of regular surveys conducted by PTI’s global network, which aim to understand the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on the Pacific’s private sector. 

Key insights from the PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report October Survey 8 include:

- The extent and severity of COVID-19 on Pacific businesses has decreased, with 85% reporting a negative impact, the lowest since tracking began (down from 92% last wave).

- 75% of businesses are confident that they will survive the COVID-19 crisis, which is the highest since tracking began (up from 67% last wave).

- The proportion of businesses expecting to return to business as usual in 2021 has increased to 34% (up from 25% last wave).

- The negative toll on mental health has improved with 62% reporting negative impacts on their mental health (down from 74% last wave).

- The top three challenges as a result of COVID-19 remain:
  » Poor cashflow (90%)
  » Impact of closed international borders (89%)
  » Not knowing how long the crisis will last (88%)

- Top 4 initiatives businesses need assistance with remain:
  » Financial support (54%)
  » Diversifying business (40%)
  » Review/Update financial position (33%)
  » Access to new markets (33%)

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Reports

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PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 1

PNG Focus PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 1

Vanuatu Focus PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 1

Tonga Focus PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 1

Fiji Focus PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 1

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PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 2

Niue Focus PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 2

PNG Focus PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 2

keyboard_arrow_rightPTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 3

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 3

keyboard_arrow_rightPTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 4

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 4 (1MB)

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Niue Focus (1MB)

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Female Focus (1MB)

keyboard_arrow_rightPTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 5

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 5

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report 5 - Niue Focus

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report 5 - Solomon Islands focus

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report 5 - Cook Islands focus

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report 5 - New Caledonia

keyboard_arrow_rightPTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 6

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 6

keyboard_arrow_rightPTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 7

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report - Survey 7

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report 7 - Cook Islands Focus

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report 7 - Niue focus

PTI Pacific Business Monitor Report 7 - Tuvalu focus