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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in construction, fourth quarter of 2017


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in construction in the fourth quarter of 2017 is
0.1 percentage points lower compared to the third quarter and 0.7 percentage points higher compared to the same quarter of

The expectations for the total orders (contracts) are less favourable 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 fourth quarter is less favourable compared to the previous quarter, but more
favourable compared to the same quarter of 2016. The assessment of the current situation with orders (contracts) for construction
works is more favourable while the financial situation is less favourable than 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 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 19.8%, no demand with 15.0 %, competition in the same sector with 11.4% and increased financial
expenditures (interests) with 11.2%.

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