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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in April 2018


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in April 2018 is 0.2 percentage points higher compared to March 2018 and is 19.3 percentage points, and 2.4 percentage points higher compared to April 2017.
The situation with the current volume of production orders in April 2018 is at the same level as in the the previous month, the expectations for the production volume for the next three months is more favourable compared to the previous month. The stocks of finished goods have decreased compared to March 2018.
The estimation of the economic situation is more satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to April 2017. The
number of employees is expected to increase.
The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in April 2018 increased to 67.3% of normal utilization.
The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in April 2018 were: shortage of skilled labour with 21.7%,
insufficient domestic demand with 19.2%, insufficient foreign demand with 18.5%, and uncertainty of the economic environment with

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