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WATCH: Economist Mark Smith's business insights on the ongoing impact of COVID-19

Trade Me webinar with leading economist, financial analyst, and media commentator, Mark Smith.

Mark Smith is an experienced economist, financial analyst and media commentator with over 20 years of experience working as an economist in NZ and the UK.

In this webinar, Mark delivers economic insights on the ongoing impact of COVID-19, and provides advice for businesses on how they can best position themselves for what's to come.

Some key takeouts for the automotive industry are:

  • Q2 saw a drop in retail spending on motor vehicles, however the industry has rebounded well and it is expected that Q3 will show an increase in spending
  • Overall, the automotive industry is expected to perform well due to households reallocating spend, e.g. from overseas holidays that they can no longer take

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Trade Me webinar with leading economist, financial analyst, and media commentator, Mark Smith.