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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Estimation of the managers of the business entities engaged in retail trade about their business situation in the fourth quarter of 2013

17.02.2014


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the managers of the business entities assessed that the business situation of
their business entities engaged in retail trade in the fourth quarter of 2013 is more satisfactory compared to the third quarter of
2013, as well as compared to the fourth one of 2012.


Their financial situation in the fourth quarter of 2013 is more satisfactory compared to the previous one. Their expectations for the
business situation for the next period are less satisfactory compared to the previous one.


The managers of the business entities assessed that their stocks increased in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the third one
of 2013. The assessment of the orders expected for the next period is that they will decrease, and the expectations for the number
of employees are that it will decrease compared to the third quarter of 2013.


The managers of the business entities assessed that the selling prices of the goods in the fourth quarter of 2013 decreased compared to the third quarter of 2013.


Their assessment of the expectations 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 fourth
quarter of 2013 were: low demand with 37.4%, other with 14.9%, increased competition with 12.5% and increased offer on the
market with 10.5%.






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