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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in February 2021


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in February 2021, standing at 14.2, is 0,4 percentage points higher compared to January 2021 and 8.5 percentage points lower compared to February 2020.

The situation with the current volume of production orders in February 2021 is more favourable compared to the previous month, as well as the expectations for the production volume for the next three months and the stocks of finish goods are increased.

The estimation of the economic situation is more satisfactory compared to the previous month, but less satisfactory compared to February 2020. The number of employees is expected to increase.

The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in February 2021 increased to 70.7% of normal utilization.

The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in February 2021 were: insufficient foreign demand with 21.7%, uncertainty of the economic environment with 16.5%, shortage of skilled labour with 14.8% and insufficient domestic demand with 14.9%.

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