Hungary’s CPI jumped to 1.8% in December, the highest level it has reached since July 2013, data from statistics office KSH showed on January 13.
The struggle of the carmaking sector to stabilize output was once again responsible for the continued poor performance of Hungarian industry in November, data from statistics office KSH showed on January 12.
Latvia's consumer price index (CPI) expanded 2.2% y/y in December, data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on January 11 showed.
The Lithuanian consumer price index (CPI) grew 1.7% y/y in December, accelerating on the 1% annual growth recorded the previous month, data released by Statistics Lithuania on January 9 showed.
Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 2.2% in annual terms in December. The strong gain leaves overall price growth in 2016 just inside positive territory at 0.1%, albeit the reading is well below forecasts.
Estonian industrial production expanded 9.3% y/y in November. The result builds on a positive trend seen since the start of the second half, and builds hope that wider economic expansion could still pick up some of the slack this year.
The gain is the third positive reading in a row following a hiccup in August; 10 of the last 12 months have shown output growth.
Estonian retail sales grew 7% y/y at constant prices in November, according to data released by Statistics Estonia on January 2.
Poland's consumer price index grew 0.8% y/y in December, the first time prices grew since July 2014.
The November result sees retail sales continue on the firm expansion track they have followed since the start of 2015.
But the unimpressive industrial performance still gives ground for worries about GDP growth.
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