Baltic States

Lithuanian industrial production growth slows down to 3.6% y/y in October

bne IntelliNews November 21, 2017

The expansion in October marks the 14th straight month of growth, although the annual expansion in the tenth month was the slowest since November 2016.

Estonia to replace Latvia as growth leader in the Baltics this year

bne IntelliNews November 10, 2017

Estonian will be the fastest growing economy in the Baltics this year, the European Commission predicted in its autumn economic forecast released on November 9.

Latvian CPI slows down growth minimally to 2.8% y/y in October

bne IntelliNews November 10, 2017

Latvia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 2.8% y/y in October, data released by the country's Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on November 8 showed.

Higher exports and investment push first-half growth in all EBRD countries bar two

bne IntelliNews November 7, 2017

EBRD markedly hikes its forecasts for economic growth in Emerging Europe after assessing the arrival of expansion that is so strong that it is already running up against structural constraints.

Latvian industrial production growth increases to 12.9% y/y in September

bne IntelliNews November 3, 2017

The annual growth in September adds 0.8pp to the very strong August reading of 12.1% y/y, supporting forecasts that the Latvian economy is shifting to a higher gear in 2017.

Small countries are big reformers on the World Bank's Doing Business index

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2017

Aside from their reforming zeal, the top performers from the CEE/CIS region on the World Bank’s latest Doing Business index have another thing in common: they all have populations of under 4mn.

Estonian retail sales repeat mediocre growth rate in September

bne IntelliNews October 31, 2017

Although retail sales growth in Estonia is relatively slow, it is fuelled by the increase in wages which grew 6.8% y/y in the second quarter

Estonian industrial production growth slows down in September

bne IntelliNews October 31, 2017

Industrial production in Estonia has been slowing for three consecutive months now, but the overall positive trend reinforces earlier forecasts that the Estonian economy is well on track to pick up speed