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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in December 2021


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in December 2021, standing
at 14.4, is 0.1 percentage points lower compared to November 2021 and 0.7 percentage points higher compared to December 2020.
The situation with the current volume of production orders in December 2021 is less favourable compared to the previous month, the
expectations for the production volume for the next three months are also less favourable, while the stocks of finished goods have
The estimation of the economic situation is less satisfactory compared to the previous month, but more satisfactory compared to
December 2020. The number of employees is expected to increase.
The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in December 2021 decreased to 68.8% of normal utilization.
The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in December 2021 were: insufficient foreign demand with
20.8%, uncertainty of the economic environment with 14.1%, shortage of skilled labour with 17.5%, and insufficient domestic demand
with 13.1%.

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