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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


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

23.01.2015


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the managers assessed the business situation in December 2014 as more
satisfactory compared to the previous month, but less satisfactory compared to December 2013. The situation with the current
volume of production orders is more satisfactory compared to the previous month. The production volume of the business entities
in December 2014 is at the same level as in the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are unfavourable for
the next three months, whereas the expectations for the number of employees are favourable.
The stocks of raw materials and intermediate goods and the purchases of raw materials and intermediate goods in December
2014 are below and around the normal level.
The stocks of finished products decreased compared to November 2014.
The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in December 2014, compared to the previous month, increased to
61.3% of normal utilization.
The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in December 2014 were: insufficient foreign
demand with 22.9%, insufficient domestic demand with 18.5%, shortage of skilled labour with 15.2% and financial problems
with 9.5%.





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