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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in retail trade, third quarter of 2016

10.11.2016


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in retail trade in the third quarter of 2016 is 0.5
percentage points higher than the previous quarter, and 2.1 percentage points higher compared to the same quarter of 2015.

The economic situation is more favourable in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the second quarter of 2016, as well as
compared to the same quarter of 2015, and the expectations for the economic situation are more favourable for the next two
quarters. The quantities of the current stocks have decreased slightly compared to the previous quarter.

The financial situation in the third quarter of 2016 is more favourable compared to the second quarter of 2016, and the
expectations for the orders for the next period and for the number of employees are that they will increase.

The selling prices in the third quarter of 2016 have decreased compared to the previous quarter, and they are also expected to
decrease in the next three months.

The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the business situation of the business entities in the third quarter of 2016
were: low demand with 22.2%, increased competition with 19.9% and increased offer on the market with 18.0 %.






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