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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


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

26.11.2014


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the managers assessed the business situation in October 2014 as unchanged
compared to the previous month and less satisfactory compared to October 2013. The situation with the present volume of
production orders is more satisfactory compared to the previous month. The production volume of the business entities in
October 2014 is more satisfactory compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are unfavourable
for the next three months, while the expectations for the number of employees are at the same level as in September 2014. The
stocks of raw materials and intermediate goods and the purchases of raw materials and intermediate goods in October 2014
are below and around the normal level. The stocks of finished products decreased compared to September 2014. The average
capacity utilization level of the business entities in October 2014, compared to the previous month, increased to 61.8% of normal
utilization. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in October 2014 were: insufficient
foreign demand with 22.8%, insufficient domestic demand with 19.4%, shortage of skilled labour with 15.9% and financial
problems with 9.0%.





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