Central Europe / Data

CEE export growth outstrips China’s

bne IntelliNews October 20, 2017

Romania was the region’s leader in export growth in the six years since the recent crisis, with annual growth averaging 9%, while numerous other CEE countries saw export growth beat China's both pre and post crisis.

Visegrad citizens believe in benefits of EU membership despite negative political rhetoric

bne IntelliNews October 19, 2017

Their leaders are among the fiercest critics of Brussels, but a new poll shows citizens of member states from CEE are more confident in the EU than their home countries.

Slovakia reports wage hikes across most sectors

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2017

Falling unemployment has pushed up Slovak wages including in the flagship auto manufacturing sector, leaving the likes of Jaguar Land Rover struggling to fill vacancies.

Czech PPI inflation accelerated for the second straight month in September

bne IntelliNews October 16, 2017

Czech producer price inflation accelerated for the second straight month in September, according to the Czech Statistical Office reports on August 16.

Female employees get better training opportunities in CEE than Western Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest October 11, 2017

Lithuania is the only EU member state where female employees are more likely to be sent on job-related training by their employer than their male colleagues, finds a study by The Knowledge Academy.

Lithuanian PPI inflation maintains growth pace in September

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2017

The factory gate price growth repeated the annual growth rate seen the previous month and marked the eleventh straight month of annual growth in the PPI, following three years of contraction in factory gate prices.

Latvian inflation decelerates in September

bne IntelliNews October 9, 2017

CPI growth slackens to 2.9% despite price growth driven by the tightened labour market pushing up wages and the return of EU-funded investment.

Lithuanian inflation surges to six-year high in September

bne IntelliNews October 9, 2017

The September reading – the fastest annual price growth since mid-2011 – extends the surge in the Lithuanian CPI that is part of a regional phenomenon across Central Europe.

Polish international reserves grow in September

bne IntelliNews October 7, 2017

Poland records first monthly increase - driven mainly by 3.6% expansion in the foreign exchange reserves segment - after two months of decline.

Hungary's PMI index expands robustly in September

bne IntelliNews October 2, 2017

Hungary's PMI reading rose from 56.8 points in August to 59.3 points in September, showing that Hungarian manufacturing remains on a solid expansion course

Latvian retail sales accelerate growth in August

bne IntelliNews September 30, 2017

Retail sales growth is now close to the levels seen in 2015, in a positive sign for the Latvian economy.

Polish inflation surges in September, flash estimate shows

bne IntelliNews September 30, 2017

Inflation picked up speed for a third straight month to the level last seen in February.

Estonian industrial production growth slows down in August

bne IntelliNews September 30, 2017

August figures extend a positive trend that began in September last year, reinforcing forecasts that the Estonian economy is well on track to pick up speed in 2017.

Romania registers the EU's largest VAT gap

Carmen Simion in Bucharest September 28, 2017

VAT revenues showed some signs of improvement across the EU, but the missing amounts remain "unacceptably high", the European Commission said.

Growth in Lithuanian retail sales slows down again in August

bne IntelliNews September 28, 2017

Sales grew at an unadjusted 2.7% y/y in August in constant prices, the third consecutive month of slowing growth.

Manufacturing drives growth of Latvian producer price inflation in August

bne IntelliNews September 22, 2017

Latvia's PPI grew 3.3% y/y in August but fell 0.3pp versus the July reading.