Businesses were asked if they are currently experiencing any supply chain disruptions. This information was last collected in April 2021.
Nearly half (47%) of all businesses are currently experiencing supply chain disruptions, an increase compared to April 2021 (30%).
These businesses provided information on the extent to which they are being affected:
- 36% were affected to a great extent (e.g. major delays / cannot obtain certain items and significant impact on revenue);
- 61% were affected to a small extent (e.g. some delays but little impact on revenue)
- 2% were not affected at all.
Small businesses were more likely than medium and large businesses to report being affected by supply chain disruptions to a great extent (36% compared with 32% and 31%).
The industries with the greatest proportion of businesses experiencing supply chain disruptions in January 2022 were Wholesale trade (75%), Retail trade (71%) and Manufacturing (65%).
For each of these industries, there was a larger proportion of businesses experiencing supply chain disruptions in January 2022 compared to April 2021.
Manufacturing and Retail trade also had an increase in the proportion of businesses that were greatly impacted by supply chain disruptions. Wholesale trade had a smaller proportion of businesses that were impacted to a great extent in January 2022 compared to April 2021.