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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in January 2022


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in January 2022, standing at
14.0, is 0.4 percentage points lower compared to December 2021 and 0.2 percentage points higher compared to January 2021.
The situation with the current volume of production orders in January 2022 is less favourable compared to the previous month, the
expectations for the production volume for the next three months are more favourable, and the stocks of finished goods have increased.
The estimation of the economic situation is less satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to January 2021. The
number of employees is expected to decrease.
The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in January 2022 decreased to 67.6% of normal utilization.
The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in January 2022 were: shortage of skilled labour with
19.4%, insufficient foreign demand with 18.0%, uncertainty of the economic environment with 14.4% and insufficient domestic demand
with 13.1%.

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