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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 2010

26.11.2010


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the business situation in October 2010 according to the managers is rather unsatisfactory compared to the previous month, but much more satisfactory compared to October 2009. The situation with the present volume of production orders is unsatisfactory compared to the previous month. The production volume of the business entities in October 2010 decreased compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are slightly unfavorable 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 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 October 2010, compared to the previous month, increased to 60.2% of normal utilization. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in October 2010 were: insufficient foreign demand with 22.8%, insufficient domestic demand with 16.4%, financial problems with 12.1% and uncertainty of the economic environment with 10.9%.




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