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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in August 2021


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in August 2021, standing at 15.0, is 0.1 percentage points higher compared to July 2021 and 2.1 percentage points higher compared to August 2020.

The situation with the current volume of production orders in August 2021 is more favourable compared to the previous month, the expectations for the production volume for the next three months are less 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 August 2020. The number of employees is expected to increase.

The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in August 2021 increased to 70.9% of normal utilization.

The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in August 2021 were: insufficient foreign demand with 19.5%, uncertainty of the economic environment with 14.7%, shortage of skilled labour with 18.6%, and insufficient domestic demand with 13.3%.

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