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Theme: Bussines Tendencies


Business tendencies in manufacturing industry in October 2022


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in manufacturing industry in October 2022, standing at
14.4, is 0.2 percentage points higher compared to September 2022 and 0.3 percentage points lower compared to October 2021.
The situation with the current volume of production orders in October 2022 is less favourable compared to the previous month, the
expectations for the production volume for the next three months are more favourable, while the stocks of finished goods decreased.
The estimation of the economic situation is less satisfactory compared to the previous month, as well as compared to October 2021. The
number of employees is expected to decrease.
The average capacity utilisation level of the business entities in October 2022 increased to 66.3% of normal utilisation.
The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the production volume in October 2022 were: shortage of skilled labour with
21.2%, insufficient foreign demand with 16.2%, uncertainty of the economic environment with 16.3% and insufficient domestic demand
with 12.0%.

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