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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in construction, first quarter of 2015

15.05.2015


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in construction in the first quarter of
2015 is 1.2 percentage points higher than the previous one, and 2.3 percentage points higher compared to the same
quarter of 2014.
The expectations for the total orders (contracts) during the next 3 months are that they will increase, as well as the
expectations for the number of employees in the next period.
The assessment of the economic situation in the first quarter is more favourable compared to the previous quarter,
as well as compared to the same quarter of 2014, and the financial situation is more favourable compared to the
previous quarter. The assessment of the present situation with orders (contracts) for construction works is also more
favourable compared to the previous quarter.
The selling prices are expected to increase in the next period, and the quantity and quality of the business entities'
mechanization and equipment in the first quarter of 2015 are above the normal level.
The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the improvement of the present construction activity were:
no demand with 21.6%, increased material expenditures with 15.5%, competition in the same sector with 13.1% and
increased financial expenditures (interests) with 12.9%.





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