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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


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

25.04.2014


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the managers assessed the business situation in March 2014 as more
satisfactory than in February 2014, but less satisfactory compared to March 2013. The situation with the present volume of
production orders is more satisfactory compared to the previous month. The production volume of the business entities in March
2014 is less satisfactory compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are more favourable for
the next three months, while 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 March 2014 are below and around the normal
level. The stocks of finished products decreased compared to February 2014. The average capacity utilization level of the business
entities in March 2014, compared to the previous month, increased to 59.8% of normal utilization. The factors that had the
greatest influence on limiting the production volume in March 2014 were: insufficient foreign demand with 25.7%, insufficient
domestic demand with 18.3%, financial problems with 9.7% and uncertainty of the economic environment with 7.4%.





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