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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 first quarter of 2012

04.05.2012


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 first quarter of 2012 is more satisfactory compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, as well as compared to the first one of 2011.


Their financial situation in the first quarter of 2012 is more satisfactory compared to the previous one. Their expectations for the business situation for the next period are favourable.


The managers of the business entities assessed that their stocks increased in the first quarter of 2012, compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.


The assessment of the orders expected for the next period is less satisfactory, while the expectations for the number of employees are more favourable compared to the previous quarter.


The managers of the business entities assessed that the selling prices of the goods in the first quarter of 2012 decreased compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.


Their assessment of the expectations for the selling prices during the next 3 months is that they will remain at the same level as in the previous quarter.


The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the business situation of the business entities in the first quarter of 2012 were: low demand with 33.2%, other with 15.0%, increased competition with 12.9% and increased offer on the market with 10.2%.






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