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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

 




Business tendencies in retail trade, second quarter of 2018

18.07.2018


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in retail trade in the second quarter of 2018 is 0.3 percentage points higher compared to the previous quarter, and 0.9 percentage points higher compared to the same quarter of 2017.


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

 
The financial situation in the second quarter of 2018 is more favourable compared to the first 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 increase.


The selling prices in the second quarter of 2018 have increased a little 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: increased competition at the market with 23.3%, low demand with 22.7%, increased offer on the market with 16.5 % and shortage of competent staff with 15.8%.







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