Lithuanian retail sales grew an unadjusted 3.8% y/y in April, data released by Statistics Lithuania on May 26 showed.
Lithuanian industrial production growth slowed in April to 4% y/y on an adjusted basis, according to data from Statistics Lithuania released on May 22.
Polish industrial production surprised to the downside in April, contracting 0.6% y/y as calendar effects took their toll, data from statistical office GUS showed on May 19.
Czech GDP growth accelerated above expectations to 2.9% y/y in the first quarter, according to a preliminary estimate published by statistics office CZSO.
Hungary’s economy accelerated to growth of 4.1% in the first quarter of 2017, the fastest pace since the second quarter of 2014.
The Polish economy accelerated growth to 4% y/y in constant prices in the first quarter, Poland’s stats office GUS announced in a flash estimate on May 16.
Slovak inflation slowed to 0.8% y/y in April, a second consecutive drop of 0.2pp.
Slovak industrial production surged in March, adding 13.9% y/y to output after working day adjustments.
Latvia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 3.4% y/y in April, data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on May 11 showed.
Hungarian inflation fell to 2.2% y/y in April, statistics office KSH reported in a first release of data on May 10.
Czech inflation surprised as it retreated to 2% y/y in April. The fall back in rising prices could trim recent hawkish hints from the Czech National Bank.
While the CPI surge across most of CEE is showing signs of fading, it persists in the Baltics, suggesting strong underlying price growth pressures.
Czech retail sales growth accelerated dramatically to 7.8% y/y in March, or 7% in seasonally-adjusted terms.
Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production grew 10% y/y in March, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on May 8.
Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 3.2% in annual terms in April, data from Statistics Estonia showed on May 8.
Hungarian industrial production showed signs of a serious rebound as it rose to a 17-month high of 12.8% y/y in March, according to data reported by statistics office KSH on May 5.
Slovak retail sales expanded 7.5% y/y in March, data released by the statistics office on May 4 showed.
Hungarian retail sales growth accelerated to 3.6% y/y in March, and 5.6% when adjusted for calendar effects, statistics office KSH reported on May 4.
The result shows a welcome acceleration in economic growth of as much as 1.7pp compared to the adjusted reading from the fourth quarter of 2016.
The reading shows the industrial sector improving its performance after an already strong growth of 9% y/y in February.
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