Hawke’s Bay is a region of New Zealand, located on the east coast of the country’s North Island. Hawke’s Bay is recognised on the world stage for its award-winning wines. The regional council sits in both the cities of Napier and Hastings.
The Hawke’s Bay region accounts for approximately 7% of national primary industries GDP, with the largest contributions being fruit growing, grape growing and forestry/logging. The region accounts for 7% of national processing GDP, with the largest shares being for fruit and vegetable processing, wine-making, meat processing and textile processing.
The region accounts for approximately 2% of national manufacturing sector GDP and about 3% of the country’s service sector GDP.
Economic growth in Hawke’s Bay is strongly influenced by international economic conditions directly and indirectly impacting its significant primary industries and processing sectors.