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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in construction, first quarter of 2017

11.04.2017


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in construction in the first quarter of 2017 is 0.1
percentage point higher than the previous quarter, and 1.3 percentage points higher compared to the same quarter of 2016.


The expectations for the total orders (contracts) are almost at the same level compared to the previous quarter, while the
number of employees is expected to increase during the next 3 months.


The assessment of the economic situation in the first quarter of 2017 is more favourable compared to the previous quarter,
as well as compared to the same quarter of 2016. The current situation with orders (contracts) for construction works and the
financial situation are assessed as more favourable compared to the previous quarter.


The selling prices are expected to increase in the next period, while the quantity and quality of the business entities' machinery
and equipment in the first quarter of 2017 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 20.7%, no demand with 17.0%, competition in the same sector with 10.6% and unsatisfactory
weather conditions with 10.1%.






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