Business tendency in manufacturing, construction, trade and services - April 2024

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In-depth questions about the current economic issues – assessment and expectations.

Indicators released in April show overall stabilisation of the economic situation. The assessments of general business climate indicator for all presented kinds of activities are in fact at a similar or slightly higher level as compared to the ones presented in March. The trend is also confirmed by seasonally adjusted data, in most of the cases the indicators are similar to the ones reported in the previous month. In majority of studied areas, month-to-month level of both "diagnostic" and "forecasting" components does not change or improves.

Entities from financial and insurance activities section (plus 20.8) assess business tendency most positively1, however below the long-term mean (plus 25.5). Pessimistic assessments are made only by entities from sections: manufacturing (minus 6.9), transportation and storage (minus 3.2) as well as construction (minus 2.6).

In the current month – answers provided between 1st and 10th of each month – supplementary set of questions has been added to the survey. This particular set aims to additionally diagnose the impact of war in Ukraine on business tendency and raises the issue of price developments (results in table 2).

1 By the phrase „positive” (positive value of the indicator) we consider a situation when percentage of entrepreneurs expecting improvement of their entities’ economic situation in the next three months or observing such an improvement outweighs percentage of entrepreneurs expecting its deterioration.

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