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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

 




Business tendencies in retail trade, third quarter of 2018

17.10.2018


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in retail trade in the third quarter of 2018 is the same compared to the previous quarter, and 0.5 percentage points higher compared to the same quarter of 2017.

The economic situation is less favourable in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the second quarter of 2018, as well as compared to the same quarter of 2017. It is expected to be less favourable for the next two quarters. The quantity of the current stocks have increased compared to the previous quarter.

The financial situation in the third quarter of 2018 is less favourable compared to the second quarter of 2018. The expectations for the orders for the next period are that they will increase and the number of employees is expected to decrease.

The selling prices in the third quarter of 2018 have increased compared to the previous quarter, and they are expected to increase in the next three months.

The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the business situation of the business entities in the second quarter of 2018 were: low demand with 22.8%, increased competition at the market with 19.1%, shortage of competent staff with 15.5% and increased offer on the market with 14.0 %.







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