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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in July 2018


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in July 2018 is 0.1 percentage points higher compared to June 2018 and is 19.9, and 2.1 percentage points higher compared to July 2017.
The situation with the current volume of production orders in July 2018 is more favourable compared to the previous month, the
expectations for the production volume for the next three months are also more favourable, and the stocks of finished goods have
increased compared to June 2018.
The estimation of the economic situation is more satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to July 2018. The
number of employees is expected to increase.
The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in July 2018 increased to 67.9% of normal utilization.
The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in July 2018 were: shortage of skilled labour with 24.5%,
insufficient domestic demand with 17.1%, insufficient foreign demand with 15.2%, and uncertainty of the economic environment with

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