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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Estimation of the managers of the business entities in the manufacturing industry about the business situation in August 2012

24.09.2012


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the business situation in August 2012 according to the managers is less
satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to August 2011. 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 August
2012 is less satisfactory compared to the previous month; the expectations for the production volume are unfavourable 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 August 2012 are below and around the normal level. The
stocks of finished products decreased insignificantly compared to the previous month. The average capacity utilization level of
the business entities in August 2012, compared to the previous month, decreased to 60.3% of normal utilization. The factors
that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in August 2012 were: insufficient foreign demand with 21.3%,
insufficient domestic demand with 17.2%, financial problems with 15.2% and uncertainty of the economic environment with
8.5%.





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