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Belarusian enterprises expect prices growth and increase in production by the end of 2012

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09:58 | 09.11.2012 | Business-News
Belarusian enterprises point at slowdown of demand growth, increase of products prime cost, operational costs growth, deficit of floating capital.

This information is given in the monitoring report of the National Bank.

 

Index of business climate calculated by the National Bank according to the survey carried out among real sector enterprises decreased by 5.1 to 13.6% in September 2012 compared with August 2012. 2 006 enterprises form industry, construction, transport, trade sectors and other took part in this survey.

 

Over 40% of enterprises-respondents stated the increase of physical volume of production (sales, works, services) in September, according to the monitoring data. 34.8% of enterprises stated increase of physical volume of products sales (introduced in facilities operation) in September compared with August (it was 30.7% in August).

 

At the same time 17.8% of enterprises pointed out that demand growth slowed.

 

More than 50% of respondents stated that operational costs had grown and 42.3% of respondents pointed out that   products prime cost.

 

Every second participant of survey noted the deficit of floating capital. The enterprises from industry, transport and construction sectors mentioned that cash balance at accounts decreased.

 

Many respondents consider change in demand, prices, percent points, exchange rate, financial insolvency and bankruptcy of counterparties as main risks for business activities.

 

The survey held by the National Bank in September showed that more than 20% of real sector enterprises expect the slowdown of physical volume of production (executed works, sales and transport services) to be considerable in October-December. Another 19.6% of enterprises expect products prices to grow. Over 50% of respondents expect products prices to grow during last months of the year.

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