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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


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

25.05.2011


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the business situation in April 2011 according to the managers is the same as in the previous month, but more favourable compared to April 2010. The situation with the present volume of production orders is also the same as in the previous month. The production volume of the business entities in April 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 April 2011 are below and around the normal level. The stocks of finished products increased 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 finished goods will decrease. The average capacity utilization level of the business entities in April 2011, compared to the previous month, increased slightly to 62.2% of normal utilization. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in April 2011 were: insufficient foreign demand with 21.4%, insufficient domestic demand with 18.3%, financial problems with 12.0% and uncertainty of the economic environment and competitive imports with 6.9%.




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