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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Estimation of the managers of the business entities in the manufacturing industry about the business situation in January 2014

27.02.2014


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the managers assessed the business situation in January 2014 as less
satisfactory than in December 2013 and less satisfactory compared to January 2013. 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 January
2014 is less satisfactory compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are favourable for the next
three months, but the expectations for the number of employees are unfavourable. The stocks of raw materials and intermediate
goods and the purchases of raw materials and intermediate goods in January 2014 are below and around the normal level. The
stocks of finished products increased compared to December 2013. The average capacity utilization level of the business entities
in January 2014, compared to the previous month, decreased to 60.0% of normal utilization. The factors that had the greatest
influence on limiting the production volume in January 2014 were: insufficient foreign demand with 23.6%, insufficient domestic
demand with 17.6%, financial problems with 10.5% and uncertainty of the economic environment with 10.2%.





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