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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 first quarter of 2014

19.05.2014


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 first quarter of 2014 is more satisfactory compared to the fourth quarter of
2013, as well as compared to the first one of 2013.
Their financial situation in the first quarter of 2014 is less satisfactory compared to the previous one. Their expectations for the
business situation for the next period are at the same level as in the previous quarter.
The managers of the business entities assessed that their stocks decreased in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the fourth one
of the previous year.
The assessment of the orders expected for the next period is that they will increase, as well as the number of employees.
The managers of the business entities assessed that the selling prices of the goods in the first quarter of 2014 increased compared
to the fourth quarter of 2013.
Their assessment of the expectations for the selling prices during the next 3 months is that they will increase 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 2014 were: low demand with 32.6%, increased competition with 17.4%, increased offer on the market with 14.9% and
other with7.8%.





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