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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Estimation of the managers of the business entities engaged in retail trade about their business situation in the fourth quarter of 2010

15.02.2011


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the managers of the business entities assessed that the business situation of their business entities engaged in retail trade in the fourth quarter of 2010 is more satisfactory compared to the same quarter of 2009, as well as compared to the third one of 2010. Their financial situation in the fourth quarter of 2010 is more satisfactory than in the previous one. Their expectations for the business situation for the next period are less optimistic. The managers of the business entities assessed that their stocks increased in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared to the third one of the same year. The assessment of the orders expected for the next period is less satisfactory, as well as the expectations for the number of employees, compared to the previous quarter.

The managers of the business entities assessed that the selling prices of the goods in the fourth quarter of 2010 increased compared to the third quarter of 2010. Their assessment of the expectations for the selling prices during the next 3 months is that they will decrease slightly. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the business situation of the business entities in the fourth quarter of 2010 were: low demand with 38.5%, increased competition with 15.3%, increased financial expenditures (interests) with 10.6% and increased offer on the market with 8.9%.





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