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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in construction, second quarter of 2018


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in construction in the second quarter of 2018 is 0.2
percentage point higher compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, and 0.2 percentage points higher compared to the same quarter of

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

The assessment of the economic situation in the second quarter of 2018 is more favourable compared to the previous quarter as well as in the second quarter of 2017. The current situation with orders (contracts) for construction works is less favourable while the financial situation is more favourable compared to 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 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 21.1%, no demand with 20.6%, competition in the same sector with 13.7% and increased financial expenditures
(interests) 11.8%.

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