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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in April 2021


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in April 2021, standing at 14.7, is 0.2 percentage points higher compared to March 2021 and 1.3 percentage points lower compared to April 2020.

The situation with the current volume of production orders in April 2021 is more favourable compared to the previous month, the expectations for the production volume for the next three months are also more favourable, while the stocks of finished goods have decreased.

The estimation of the economic situation is more satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to April 2020. The number of employees is expected to decrease.

The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in April 2021 increased to 71.7% of normal utilization.

The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in April 2021 were: insufficient foreign demand with 20.4%, uncertainty of the economic environment with 16.1%, shortage of skilled labour with 15.1%, and insufficient domestic demand with 14.0%.

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