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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in retail trade, first quarter of 2019

22.04.2019


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in retail trade in the first quarter of 2019 is 0.3 percentage points higher compared to the previous quarter, and 0.9 percentage points higher compared to the first quarter of 2018.

The economic situation is more favourable in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the previous quarter, as well as compared to the same quarter of 2018. It is expected to be less favourable in the next two quarters. The quantity of the current stocks have decreased compared to the previous quarter.

The financial situation in the first quarter of 2019 is less favourable compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 as well as the expectations for the orders for the next period. The number of employees is expected to decrease.

The selling prices in the first quarter of 2019 have increased compared to the previous quarter, while they are 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 first quarter of 2019 were: low demand with 21.1%, shortage of competent staff with 20.0%, increased competition at the market with 17.3% and increased labour expenditures with 15.3%.






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