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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in September 2017


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in September 2017 is 0.1
percentage points higher than the previous month, and 1.4 percentage points higher compared to August 2016.

The situation with the current volume of production orders in September 2017 is less satisfactory compared to the previous
month, the expectations for the production volume for the next three months are also less satisfactory, and the stocks of finished
goods have decreased compared to August 2017.

The estimation of the economic situation is more satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to September
2016. The number of employees is expected to increase.

The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in September 2017 decreased to 65.4% of normal utilization.
The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in September 2017 were: insufficient foreign
demand with 21.3%, shortage of skilled labour with 19.6%, insufficient domestic demand with 17.5% and uncertainty of the
economic environment with 11.7%.

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