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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Estimation of the managers of the business entities in the manufacturing industry about the business situation in January 2011

25.02.2011


According to the data of the State Statistical Offce, the business situation in January 2011 according to the managers is more satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to January 2010. The situation with the present volume of production orders is less satisfactory compared to the previous month. The production volume of the business entities in January 2011 increased compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are favourable for the next three months, as well as the expectations for the number of employees. The stocks of raw materials and intermediate goods and the purchases of raw materials and intermediate goods in January 2011 are below and around the normal level. The stocks of fnished products decreased compared to the previous month. According to managers' estimates, in the next period, the average purchasing prices of the inputs, as well as the average selling prices of the fnished goods will increase. The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in January 2011, compared to the previous month, decreased slightly to 58.6% of normal utilization. The factors that had the greatest infuence on limiting the production volume in January 2011 were: insuffcient foreign demand with 19.8%, insuffcient domestic demand with 17.0%, fnancial problems with 12.6% and uncertainty of the economic environment with 10.1%.




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