Central Europe / Data

Moldova, Bulgaria, Poland, Albania and Latvia to lose more than 40% of their populations by 2100

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 22, 2017

UN projections show populations will fall in every East European country this century, with Moldova’s set to contract by more than 51%.

Polish retail sales growth accelerates to 7.4% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews June 20, 2017

The result shows that consumption, pushed by the tightening labour market, continues to be a major driver of economic growth.

Polish industrial production growth rebounds to 9.1% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews June 20, 2017

The reading confirms analysts’ conviction that the April fall was a one-off and that the underlying trend in industry is one of strong growth.

Slovak inflation accelerates again in May

bne IntelliNews June 14, 2017

Slovak inflation rose in May to 1.1% y/y and 0.2% m/m, but central bank sticks to average inflation forecast.

FDI to Emerging Europe soars in 2016

bne IntelliNews June 8, 2017

Foreign investment booms in Russia, Czech Republic and Hungary, and the regional upward trend is expected to continue this year.

Hungary's industrial production continues erratic run as it stalls in April

bne IntelliNews June 7, 2017

Hungarian industrial production slipped again in April as it dropped 3% y/y, extending the sector's erratic performance since the start of 2016, according to preliminary data reported by statistics office KSH on June 7.

Estonian inflation accelerates again in May

bne IntelliNews June 7, 2017

Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 3.3% in annual terms in May, data from Statistics Estonia showed on June 7.

Latvian industrial production maintains strong growth in April

bne IntelliNews June 5, 2017

Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production grew 9.6% y/y in April, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on June 5.

Composition disappoints as Poland’s 1Q GDP growth is confirmed at 4%

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2017

The Polish economy accelerated growth to 4% y/y in the first quarter, statistics office GUS confirmed on May 16, but consumers remain alone in the driving seat.

Latvia's rapid first quarter growth broad based

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2017

The Latvian economy grew 4% in unadjusted terms in the first quarter, the Baltic state’s Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on May 31.

Estonian GDP growth surges in Q1

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2017

Estonian GDP expanded 4.4% y/y in the first quarter, Statistics Estonia announced on May 31.

Estonian retail sales slow expansion to just 1% y/y in April

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2017

Estonian retail sales grew just 1% y/y in March, according to data released by Statistics Estonia on May 31.

Latvian retail sales rebound in April

bne IntelliNews May 30, 2017

Latvian retail sales grew a calendar adjusted 2.8% y/y in April, an increase on the 1.5% expansion recorded the previous month, data from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) showed on May 30.

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