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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in construction, fourth quarter of 2016

12.01.2017


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in construction in the fourth quarter of 2016 is 0.2
percentage points higher than the previous quarter, and 2.0 percentage points higher compared to the same quarter of 2015.


The expectations for the total orders (contracts) are more favourable compared to the previous quarter, while the number of
employees is expected to decrease during the next 3 months.


The assessment of the economic situation in the fourth quarter is more favourable compared to the previous quarter, as well as
compared to the same quarter of 2015. The assessment of the current situation with orders (contracts) for construction works is
almost at the same level compared to the previous quarter, while the financial situation is assessed as less favourable than the
previous quarter.


The selling prices are expected to decrease in the next period, while the quantity and quality of the business entities' machinery
and equipment in the fourth quarter of 2016 are above the normal level.


The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the improvement of the current construction activity were: increased
material expenditures with 18.9%, increased financial expenditures (interests) with 14.8%, competition in the same sector with
12.5% and no demand with 12.5%.






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