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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Estimation of the managers of the business entities in the manufacturing industry about the business situation in March 2013

25.04.2013


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the business situation in March 2013 according to the managers is less
satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to March 2012. The situation with the present volume of
production orders is less satisfactory compared to the previous month. The production volume of the business entities in March
2013 is less satisfactory compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are not favourable for the
next three months, as well as the expectations for the number of employees. The stocks of raw materials and intermediate goods
and the purchases of raw materials and intermediate goods in March 2013 are below and around the normal level. The stocks
of finished products decreased compared to the previous month. The average capacity utilization level of the business entities
in March 2013, compared to the previous month, decreased to 59.9% of normal utilization. The factors that had the greatest
influence on limiting the production volume in March 2013 were: insufficient foreign demand with 27.6%, insufficient domestic
demand with 19.2%, financial problems with 10.0% and uncertainty of the economic environment with 8.9%.





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