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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Estimation of the managers of the business entities in the manufacturing industry about the current business situation in December 2010

24.01.2011


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the business situation in December 2010 according to the managers is more satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to December 2009. 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 December 2010 increased compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are favorable for the next three months, such as the expectations for the number of employees .The stocks of raw materials and intermediate goods and the purchases of raw materials and intermediate goods in December 2010 are below and around the normal level. The stocks of finished products increased compared to the previous month. According to managers’ estimate, in the next period, the average purchasing prices of the inputs, as well as the average selling prices of the finished goods will increase. The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in December 2010, compared to the previous month, increased to 61.4% of the normal utilization. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in December 2010 were: insufficient foreign demand with 21.8%, insufficient domestic demand with 17.2%, financial problems with 12.9% and uncertainty of the economic environment with 12.0%.




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