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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

 




Business tendencies in retail trade, fourth quarter of 2017

18.01.2018


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in retail trade in the fourth quarter of 2017 is 0.1 percentage points higher than the previous quarter, and 1.2 percentage points higher compared to the same quarter of 2016.


The economic situation is less favourable in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the third quarter of 2017, but more favourable
compared to the same quarter of 2016. It is expected to be less favourable in the next two quarters. The quantity of the current stocks have decreased compared to the previous quarter.


The financial situation in the fourth quarter of 2017 is more favourable compared to the third quarter of 2017. The expectations for the orders for the next period are that they will decrease whereas the number of employees is expected to increase.


The selling prices in the fourth quarter of 2017 have slightly increased compared to the previous quarter, and they are expected to decrease in the next three months.


The factors that had the greatest influence on limiting the business situation of the business entities in the fourth quarter of 2017 were: low demand with 31.5%, increased competition at the market with 18.3%, shortage of competent staff with 12.0% and increased offer on the market with 11.1%.







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