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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in December 2017

15.01.2018


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in December 2017 is 0.2
percentage points higher than the previous month, and 1.5 percentage points higher compared to December 2016.


The situation with the current volume of production orders in December 2017 is less 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, while the stocks of finished goods have decreased compared to November 2017.


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


The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in December 2017 increased to 66.3% of normal utilization.


The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in December 2017 were: insufficient foreign
demand with 21.4%, insufficient domestic demand with 19.6%, shortage of skilled labour with 19.4%, and uncertainty of the
economic environment with 11.7%.






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