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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in May 2016

15.06.2016


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in May 2016 is 0.1
percentage points higher than the previous month, and 6.5 percentage points higher compared to May 2015.


The situation with the current volume of production orders in May 2016 is slightly more satisfactory compared to the previous
month, the expectations for the production volume for the next three months are that it will increase, while the stocks of finished
products have increased.


The estimation of the economic situation is that it is somewhat more satisfactory compared to the previous month, and much
more satisfactory compared to May 2015. The number of employees is expected to increase.


The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in May 2016 increased to 64.3% of normal utilization.


The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in May 2016 were: insufficient foreign demand
with 25.8%, insufficient domestic demand with 16.7%, shortage of skilled labour with 14.8% and financial problems with 8.7%.






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