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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in manufacturing industry, March 2019


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in March 2019, standing at 20.7, is 0.2 percentage points higher compared to February 2019 and 1.6 percentage points higher compared to March 2018. The situation with the current volume of production orders in March 2019 is less favourable compared to the previous month, the expectations for the production volume for the next three months are more favourable, while the stocks of finished goods have decreased compared to February 2019. The estimation of the economic situation is more satisfactory compared to the previous month, also compared to March 2018. The number of employees is expected to decrease. The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in March 2019 increased to 69.0% of normal utilization. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in February 2018 were: shortage of skilled labour with 25.6%, insufficient foreign demand with 16.1%, insufficient domestic demand with 14.6% and uncertainty of the economic environment with 10.7%.

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