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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

Business tendencies in retail trade, third quarter of 2017


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in retail trade in the third quarter of 2017 is 0.4
percentage points higher than the previous quarter, and 0.9 percentage points higher compared to the same quarter of 2016.
The economic situation is more favourable in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2017, as well as
compared to the same quarter of 2016. It is expected to be less favourable for the next two quarters. The quantities of the
current stocks have decreased compared to the previous quarter.
The financial situation in the third quarter of 2017 is less favourable compared to the second quarter of 2017. The expectations
for the orders for the next period and for the number of employees are that they will decrease.
The selling prices in the second quarter of 2017 have increased compared to the previous quarter, and they are expected to
increase 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 2017
were: low demand with 22.6%, increased competition with 21.2%, none with 13.2% and increased offer on the market with

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