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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Estimation of the managers of the business entities of retail trade about their present business situation in the first quarter of 2013

09.05.2013


According to the data of the State statistical office the managers of the business entities assessed that the present business situation
of their business entities of retail trade in the first quarter of 2013 is more satisfactory compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, but
less satisfactory compared to the first one in 2012.
Their financial situation in the fist quarter of 2013 is less satisfactory compared to the previous one. Their expectations for the
business situation for the next period is at the same level as in previous quarter.
The managers of the business entities assessed that their stocks increased in the first quarter of 2013, compared to the fourth one
of the previous year. The assessment of the orders supplying for the next period is at the same level as in previous quarter, as well
as for the number of employees.
The managers of the business entities assessed that the selling prices of the goods in the first quarter of 2013 decreased compared
to the fourth quarter of 2012.
Their assessment of the expectation for the selling prices during the next 3 months is that they will decrease compared to the
previous quarter. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the business situation of the business entities in the first
quarter of 2013 were: low demand with 44.3%, increased competitiveness with 12.7% and increased offer on the market with
10.4%.





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