The managers in the processing industry, construction, retail trade and services anticipate growths in their respective activities over June-August, the National Institute for Statistics (INS) announced on Monday.
According to the short-term inquiry for this June, the managers in the processing industry anticipate moderate increase in the production volume (+7pct short-term balance) in the next three months. There will be a growing trend for some activities, namely: beverage making (+39pct short-term balance) and the tobacco industry (+36pct short-term balance). For the prices of the industrial products, the managers predict relative stability in the coming three months (0pct short-term balance). The number of workers is seen staying relatively stable, with the short-term balance of +3pct for the overall processing industry.
As regards the construction activity, the managers believe it will record an increase in the production volume (+18pct short-term balance). They estimate a moderate rise in the number of workers (+9pct short-term balance) and in the stock of contracts and orders (+12pct short-term balance). The prices of the building works are predicted to stay relatively stable (+2pct short-term balance).
In retail trade, the managers anticipate the next three moths will see a steep rise in the economic activity (+48pct short-term balance) and in the volume of orders aimed at the suppliers of goods to the shops (+41pct short-term balance). The employers predict a moderate increase in the number of staff in the next three months (+9pct short-term balance).
For the period ahead, the commercial companies managers estimate a moderate drop in the retail sale prices (-11pct short-term balance), the Institute said.
According to the estimates for this June, the demand for services (turnover) will see a moderate rise June through August (+10pct short-term balance).
A moderate increase in the number of the workers in the services sector is expected (+6pct short-term balance). According to the managers’ opinion, the sale or invoicing prices for the services will be on a relatively stable trend (-1pct short-term balance).