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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Estimation of the managers of the business entities in the manufacturing industry about the business situation in April 2014

26.05.2014


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the managers assessed the business situation in April 2014 as more satisfactory
than in March 2014, but less satisfactory compared to April 2013. The situation with the present volume of production orders is
less satisfactory compared to the previous month. The production volume of the business entities in April 2014 is less satisfactory
compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are more satisfactory 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 April 2014 are below and around the normal level. The stocks of finished products
increased compared to March 2014. The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in April 2014, compared to the
previous month, increased to 61.5% of normal utilization. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production
volume in April 2014 were: insufficient foreign demand with 27.1%, insufficient domestic demand with 17.4%, financial problems
with 10.3% and uncertainty of the economic environment with 7.5%.





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