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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in October 2018


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in October 2018 is 0.1 percentage points higher compared to September 2018 and is 20.7 percentage points, and 2.3 percentage points higher compared to October 2017.

The situation with the current volume of production orders in October 2018 is less favourable compared to the previous month, the expectations for the production volume for the next three months are more favourable and the stocks of finished goods have decreased compared to September 2018.

The estimation of the economic situation is more satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to October 2018. The number of employees is expected to decrease.

The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in October 2018 increased to 68.4% of normal utilization.

The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in October 2018 were: shortage of skilled labour with 28.6%, insufficient domestic demand with 16.1%, insufficient foreign demand with 15.4%, and uncertainty of the economic environment with 10.2%.

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