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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Estimation of the managers of the business entities in the manufacturing industry about the business situation in November 2010

24.12.2010


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the business situation in November 2010 according to the managers is much more satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to November 2009. 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 November 2010 slightly decreased compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are favourable for the next three months, but the expectations for the number of employees are fairly unfavourable. The stocks of raw materials and intermediate goods and the purchases of raw materials and intermediate goods in November 2010 are below and around the normal level. The stocks of finished products increased in November 2010 compared to the previous month. According to managers’ estimates, in the next period the average purchasing prices of the inputs, as well as the average selling prices of the finished goods will increase. The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in November 2010 was 61.3% of the normal utilization. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in November 2010 were: insufficient foreign demand with 20.5%, insufficient domestic demand with 17.1%, financial problems with 10.7% and uncertainty of the economic environment with 10.4%.




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