Central Europe / Data

Russia, CEE hike military spending as tensions rise

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest April 25, 2017

Worsening relations between Russia and the West, plus pressure to meet Nato defence spending commitments, push up expenditure in Eastern Europe.

Lithuanian industrial production growth slows again in March

bne IntelliNews April 21, 2017

The reading is below the gain of 5.8% registered in February, as well as the 8.4% expansion from January, but still shows that growth remains solid.

Polish industrial and construction output surge in March

bne IntelliNews April 20, 2017

The data suggest the Polish economy boomed in the first quarter of the year.

Polish retail sales rebound in March

bne IntelliNews April 20, 2017

Strong growth in the third month of the year shows that consumption, pushed by the tightening labour market, continues to be a major driver of economic growth at the start of the year.

Slovak inflation steps back in March

bne IntelliNews April 14, 2017

Slovak inflation slowed to 1% y/y in March, a drop of 0.2pp compared with February.

Slovakia’s industrial recovery fizzles out in February

bne IntelliNews April 11, 2017

The slowdown to 2.6% output growth suggests a worrying return to sluggishness early in the year.

Latvian CPI growth accelerates to 3.4% y/y in March

bne IntelliNews April 10, 2017

The reading marks the ninth successive month of positive inflation.

Czech inflation rise continues in March but with slowing momentum

bne IntelliNews April 10, 2017

Czech inflation was strong again in March, rising to 2.6% y/y, but was flat m/m.

Estonian inflation eases to 2.8% y/y in March

bne IntelliNews April 7, 2017

As in many other economies in the region, the gain in Estonian prices around the turn of the year has been driven by the stabilisation of global oil prices and erratic food markets, making the rapid price rises unlikely to persist.

Slovak retail sales continue tepid recovery in February

bne IntelliNews April 4, 2017

Slovak retail sales expanded 5.6% y/y in February, data released by the statistics office on April 4 showed.

Latvia’s industrial production surges again in February

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2017

Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production surged 10.6% y/y in February, more than doubling its growth rate from the expansion of 4.7% the previous month, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on April 3.

Polish inflation surge eases in March

bne IntelliNews March 31, 2017

Estonian retail sales growth decelerates to 1% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 31, 2017

The result shows growth in the sector losing pace for a third month in a row. However, retail sales have now grown each and every month since June 2013, only occasionally falling below 5%.

Estonian industrial production surges in February

bne IntelliNews March 31, 2017

Estonian industrial production expanded 9% y/y in February, working-day adjusted data from Statistics Estonia showed on March 31.

Latvian retail sales growth slows to 12% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 30, 2017

The growth in February marked the fifteenth month in a row in which sales expanded. Expanding retail sales are seen as a positive sign for economic growth in 2017.

Lithuanian retail sales growth slows to 5.5% y/y in February

bne IntelliNews March 28, 2017

The reading marks a slowdown on the 9.8% expansion seen the previous month, but is nonetheless robust and keeps shop turnover firmly on the growth track that began in 2015.

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