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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in March 2017

18.04.2017


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in March 2017 is 0.3
percentage points higher than the previous month, and 3.3 percentage points higher compared to March 2016.


The situation with the current volume of production orders in March 2017 is more satisfactory compared to the previous month,
the expectations for the production volume for the next three months are more satisfactory compared to the previous month,
whereas the stocks of finished goods have decreased.


The estimation of the economic situation is less satisfactory compared to the previous month, but more satisfactory compared
to March 2016. The number of employees is expected to increase.


The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in March 2017 increased to 65.3% of normal utilization.


The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in March 2017 were: insufficient foreign demand
with 22.5%, insufficient domestic demand with 19.7%, shortage of skilled labour with 16.3% and uncertainty of the economic
environment with 12.6%.






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