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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


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

27.03.2014


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the managers assessed the business situation in February 2014 as less
satisfactory than in January 2014 and less satisfactory compared to February 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 February
2014 is less satisfactory compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are unfavourable 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 February 2014 are below and around the normal level.
The stocks of finished products decreased compared to January 2014. The average capacity utilization level of the business
entities in February 2014, compared to the previous month, decreased to 58.9% of normal utilization. The factors that had the
greatest influence on limiting the production volume in February 2014 were: insufficient foreign demand with 25.7%, insufficient
domestic demand with 18.7%, uncertainty of the economic environment with 8.4% and financial problems with 8.3%.





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