Managers eye business growths in manufacturing, constructions, retail and services

Newsroom 30/03/2015 | 14:05

Romanian companies’ managers expect in the next three months business increases in manufacturing, constructions, retail and services and a relative stability of prices, except for retail which is to grow moderately, according to the National Statistics Institute (INS) data.

The managers in manufacturing sector forecast the increase in production volume (conjuncture balance + 20 percent), more accentuated for the production of chemicals and chemical products (conjuncture balance + 48 percent) and for the production of beverages (conjuncture balance + 46 percent), reveals a conjuncture survey conducted in March and made public on Monday by INS.

Prices will remain relatively stable (conjuncture balance + 4 percent) and the number of employees is expected to increase moderately, the conjuncture balance being 7 percent per total manufacturing industry.

In constructions, there will be an increase in production volume (conjuncture balance + 25 percent) and stock of contracts and orders (conjuncture balance + 19 percent), a moderate growth in the number of employees (conjuncture balance + 13 percent), and prices will remains relatively stable (conjuncture balance + 4 percent).

In the retail sector, managers estimated for the coming three months an increasing trend of the economic activity (conjuncture balance + 43 percent). Moreover, it is expected an increase in the number of employees (conjuncture balance + 27 percent) and in the volume of orders addressed to the suppliers of goods by the commercial units (conjuncture balance + 16 percent) and a moderate increase in retail prices (conjuncture balance + 10 percent).

The demand of services will record a moderate growth in the next three months (conjuncture balance + 11 percent), yet the number of employees will be maintained (conjuncture balance -1 percent), concomitantly with sales or invoice prices (conjuncture balance 1 percent).


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