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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


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

23.05.2013


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the business situation in April 2013 according to the managers is more
satisfactory compared to the previous month, and less satisfactory compared to April 2012. The situation with the present
volume of production orders is more satisfactory compared to the previous month. The production volume of the business
entities in April 2013 is more satisfactory compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are
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 April 2013 are below and around the normal
level. The stocks of finished products increased compared to the previous month. The average capacity utilization level of the
business entities in April 2013, compared to the previous month, increased to 60.7% of normal utilization. The factors that had
the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in April 2013 were: insufficient foreign demand with 26.8%, insufficient
domestic demand with 20.6%, financial problems with 10.4% and uncertainty of the economic environment with 9.4%.





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