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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


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

25.11.2013


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the managers assessed the business situation in October 2013 as more
satisfactory compared to the previous month, and more satisfactory compared to October 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 October 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 October 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 October 2013, compared to the previous month, increased to 61.4% of normal utilization. The factors
that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in October 2013 were: insufficient foreign demand with 25.2%,
insufficient domestic demand with 18.3%, financial problems with 10.7% and competitive imports with 9.1%.





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