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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in construction, first quarter of 2016


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in construction in the first quarter of 2016 is higher
for 0.8 percentage points compared to the previous one, and higher for 1.6 percentage points compared to the same one in

Expectations for the total orders (contracts) are more favorable, as well as the expectations for the number of employees during
the next 3 months.

The assessment for the economic situation in the first quarter is more favorable compared to the previous one, as well as to the
same one in 2015. The assessment of the financial situation and of the present situation with orders (contracts) for construction
works is more favorable compared to the previous quarter.

The selling prices will increase in the next period and the assessment of the present quantity and the quality of the business
entities' mechanisation and equipment in the first quarter of 2016 are above the normal level.

The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the improvement of the present construction activity were: increased
material expenditures with 22.0 %, increased financial expenditures (interests) with 19.4%, shortage of competent staff with
12.9 % and increased labor expenditures with 12.5%.

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