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Theme: Bussines Tendencies

 




Business tendencies in retail trade, first quarter of 2018

18.04.2018


The managers of the business entities assessed that the confidence indicator in retail trade in the first quarter of 2018 is 0.1 percentage point higher than the previous quarter, and 1.1 percentage points higher compared to the same quarter of 2017.


The economic situation is less favourable in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, 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
decreased compared to the previous quarter.


The financial situation in the first quarter of 2018 is more favourable compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, the expectations for the
orders for the next period are more favourable, while the number of employees is expected to decrease.

 
The selling prices in the first quarter of 2017 have increased compared to the fourth 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 first quarter of 2018 were: low demand with 24.9%, increased competition at the market with 19.8%, and increased offer on the market with 12.9 % and shortage of competent staff with 10.0%.







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