Business tendency surveys carried out in April by the national stats office GUS showed further improvement in the business climate of the manufacturing sector (up by 4pts to +9pts), in the construction sector (up by 5pts to -7pts) and in the retail trade sector (up by 4pts to 4pts).
In the manufacturing sector, current order portfolios are on the rise, with positive - and better than last month's - assessments of production; forecasts in these areas continue to be optimistic. Current financial standing is assessed less negatively than in March, while forecasts suggest a possible improvement.
In the construction sector, current assessments concerning order books, output levels and financial standings are less negative than a month earlier. In the next three months, order books and output levels may rise faster than expected in March. Forecasts on financial standings are less pessimistic than a month before.
In retail trade, current assessments of sales swung into positive, with forecasts positive and close to March levels. Assessments and forecasts concerning financial standings are less pessimistic than a month before.
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