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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in April 2017

15.05.2017


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in April 2017 is 0.1
percentage points lower than the previous month, and 2.6 percentage points higher compared to April 2016.
The situation with the current volume of production orders in April 2017 is more satisfactory compared to the previous month,
the expectations for the production volume for the next three months are less satisfactory compared to the previous month,
whereas the stocks of finished goods have increased.
The estimation of the economic situation is less satisfactory compared to the previous month, but more satisfactory compared
to April 2016. The number of employees is expected to increase.
The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in April 2017 decreased to 64.6% of normal utilization.
The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in April 2017 were: insufficient foreign demand
with 23.8%, insufficient domestic demand with 18.3%, shortage of skilled labour with 16.4% and uncertainty of the economic
environment with 12.4%.





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