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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in retail trade, fourth quarter of 2015

09.02.2016


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in retail trade in the fourth quarter of 2015 is 0.3
percentage points higher compared to the previous quarter, and 1.1 percentage point higher compared to the same quarter of
2014.


The economic situation is more favourable in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter of 2015, as well as
compared to the same quarter of 2014, and the expectations for the economic situation are more favourable for the next two
quarters. The quantity of the present stocks increased compared to the previous quarter.


The financial situation in the fourth quarter of 2015 is more favourable compared to the third quarter of 2015, the assessment of
the orders expected for the next period is that they will decrease, while the number of employees is expected to increase.


The selling prices in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased compared to the previous quarter, and the expectations for the selling
prices for the next three months are that they will decrease.


The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the business situation of the business entities in the fourth quarter of
2015 were: low demand with 24.4%, increased competition with 16.4%, increased offer on the market with 14.0% and none
with 9.7%.






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