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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in retail trade, second quarter of 2017

12.07.2017


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in retail trade in the second quarter of 2017 is 0.5
percentage points higher than the previous quarter, and 1 percentage point higher compared to the same quarter of 2016.


The economic situation is more favourable in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter of 2017, as well as
compared to the same quarter of 2016. It is expected to be more favourable for the next two quarters. The quantities of the
current stocks have decreased compared to the previous quarter.


The financial situation in the second quarter of 2017 is more favourable compared to the first quarter of 2017. 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 second quarter of 2017 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 second quarter of
2017 were: increased competition with 24.3%, low demand with 23.1%, none with 12.4% and increased offer on the market with
11.7%.






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