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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


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

26.11.2012


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the business situation in October 2012 according to the managers is more
satisfactory compared to the previous month, and less satisfactory compared to October 2011. The situation with the present
volume of production orders is more satisfactory compared to the previous month. The production volume of the business
entities in October 2012 is more 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 October 2012 are below and around
the normal level. The stocks of finished products decreased compared to the previous month. The average capacity utilization
level of the business entities in October 2012, compared to the previous month, increased to 58.4% of normal utilization. The
factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in October 2012 were: insufficient foreign demand with
23.5%, insufficient domestic demand with 17.7%, financial problems with 13.7% and uncertainty of the economic environment
with 8.6%.





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