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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 2010

25.10.2010


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the business situation in September 2010 according to the managers is more satisfactory compared to the previous month. The situation with the present volume of production orders is unsatisfactory compared to the previous month. The production volume of the business entities in September 2010 decreased compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are slightly unfavourable for the next three months, and the expectations for the number of employees are optimistic. The stocks of raw materials and intermediate goods and the purchases of raw materials and intermediate goods in September 2010 are below the normal level. The stocks of finished products decreased compared to the previous month. In the next period the average purchasing prices of the inputs, as well as the average selling prices of the finished goods will decrease slightly. The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in September 2010, compared to the previous month, decreased to 60.1% of normal utilization. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in September 2010 were: insufficient foreign demand with 24.2%, insufficient domestic demand with 16.4%, financial problems with 13.0% and uncertainty of the economic environment with 10.4%.




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