The "Non-Durable Goods
Merchant Wholesalers Global Market Report 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
As regards the structure of investments, energy and water-related industries have the biggest relative share yet again, at 42.0%, followed by industries producing intermediate goods and industries producing non-durable goods
with 29.5% and 16.1%, respectively.
"The slowdown in non-durable goods
sales growth since the first quarter of 2012 can in all likelihood be ascribed to the lacklustre pace of job creation during the first half of 2012 and high--albeit decelerating--food and beverage price increases," said Engelbrecht.
Durable consumer goods increased by 1.8% and non-durable goods
The authority added that the highest year-on-year increase was recorded with 34.2% in production of capital goods in December 2010, followed by the 24.4% increase in production of intermediate goods, 8.3% rise in energy, 7.5% increase in production of durable consumer goods and 5% rise in non-durable goods
That for energy fell by 8.1%, for non-durable goods
by 2.4% and for durables by 1.7%.
Consumption of durable goods decreased 14.1% in the third quarter after decreasing 2.8% the period before and non-durable goods
fell by 6.4% after rising 3.9% in the second quarter.
Employers in construction plan to reduce staffing levels, while hiring in durable and non-durable goods
manufacturing, finance/insurance/ real estate, education and public administration is expected to remain unchanged.
Household expenditure on non-durable goods
and low-end durables should show modest but sustainable growth over the upcoming year.
Severe deterioration in real household income over the past year has forced families to substantially reduce spending on food, beverages, and other non-durable goods
. To the greatest degree possible, households have substituted local food products for imports.
On average, non-durable goods
account for the largest segments of the household budgets.
Slovakian producers of non-durable goods
are in a position to benefit from growth in household income in 2004 and 2005.