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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


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

25.09.2013


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the managers assessed the business situation in August 2013 as more
satisfactory compared to the previous month, but less satisfactory compared to August 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 August 2013 is more satisfactory compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are unfavourable
for the next three months, while the expectations for the number of employees are favourable. The stocks of raw materials
and intermediate goods and the purchases of raw materials and intermediate goods in August 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 August 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 August 2013 were: insufficient foreign demand with
26.8%, insufficient domestic demand with 18.7%, uncertainty of the economic environment with 10.2% and financial problems
with 9.9%.





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