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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


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

25.10.2013


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the managers assessed the business situation in September 2013 as more satisfactory compared to the previous month, and more satisfactory compared to September 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 September 2013 is less satisfactory compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are favourable for the next three months, while the expectations for the number of employees are at the same level as the previous month. The stocks of raw materials and intermediate goods and the purchases of raw materials and intermediate goods in September 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 September 2013, compared to the previous month, increased to 60.9% of normal utilization. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in September 2013 were: insufficient foreign demand with 25.5%, insufficient domestic demand with 18.6%, uncertainty of the economic environment with 10.1% and financial problems with 9.5%.




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