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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in April 2022


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in April 2022, standing at 13.2,
is 0.1 percentage points lower compared to March 2022 and 1.5 percentage points lower compared to April 2021.
The situation with the current volume of production orders in April 2022 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 decreased.
The estimation of the economic situation is less satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to April 2021. The
number of employees is expected to increase.
The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in April 2022 decreased to 63.8% of normal utilization.
The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in April 2022 were: shortage of skilled labour with 16.9%,
insufficient foreign demand with 17.8%, uncertainty of the economic environment with 15.6% and insufficient domestic demand with

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