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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 2012

08.02.2013


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 2012 is less satisfactory compared to the third quarter of 2012,
but more satisfactory compared to the fourth one of 2011.
Their financial situation in the fourth quarter of 2012 is less satisfactory compared to the previous one. Their expectations for the
business situation for the next period are unfavourable compared to the previous quarter.
The managers of the business entities assessed that their stocks increased in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the third one
of the same year. The assessment of the orders expected for the next period is less satisfactory, and the expectations for the number
of employees are unfavourable compared to the previous quarter.
The managers of the business entities assessed that the selling prices of the goods in the fourth quarter of 2012 increased compared
to the third quarter of 2012.
Their assessment of the expectations for the selling prices during the next 3 months is that they will decrease compared to the
previous quarter. The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the business situation of the business entities in the fourth
quarter of 2012 were: low demand with 34.3%, increased competition with 17.4% and increased offer on the market with 14.3%.





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