Central Europe / Data

Lithuanian retail sales growth slows in April

bne IntelliNews May 26, 2017

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 slows to 4% y/y in April

bne IntelliNews May 22, 2017

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.

Calendar effects sink Polish industrial production in April

bne IntelliNews May 19, 2017

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 accelerates strongly in first quarter

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2017

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 Q1 GDP surprises to the upside

bne IntelliNews May 16, 2017

Hungary’s economy accelerated to growth of 4.1% in the first quarter of 2017, the fastest pace since the second quarter of 2014.

Polish GDP growth surges in first quarter

bne IntelliNews May 16, 2017

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 continues to recede in April

bne IntelliNews May 15, 2017

Slovak inflation slowed to 0.8% y/y in April, a second consecutive drop of 0.2pp.

Slovak industry booms in March

bne IntelliNews May 12, 2017

Slovak industrial production surged in March, adding 13.9% y/y to output after working day adjustments.

Latvian CPI maintains rapid tempo in April

bne IntelliNews May 11, 2017

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 drops sharply in April

bne IntelliNews May 10, 2017

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 pulls back in April

bne IntelliNews May 10, 2017

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.

Lithuanian inflation continues to accelerate in April

bne IntelliNews May 9, 2017

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 boom as first quarter ends

bne IntelliNews May 9, 2017

Czech retail sales growth accelerated dramatically to 7.8% y/y in March, or 7% in seasonally-adjusted terms.

Latvian industry maintains robust output growth in March

bne IntelliNews May 8, 2017

Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production grew 10% y/y in March, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) reported on May 8.

Estonian inflation defies forecasts for continued slowdown in April

bne IntelliNews May 8, 2017

Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 3.2% in annual terms in April, data from Statistics Estonia showed on May 8.

Hungarian industry shows signs of a serious rebound in March

bne IntelliNews May 5, 2017

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 growth bounces back in March

bne IntelliNews May 4, 2017

Slovak retail sales expanded 7.5% y/y in March, data released by the statistics office on May 4 showed.

Hungarian retail sales pick up some slack in March

bne IntelliNews May 4, 2017

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.

Latvian economic growth picks up speed in first quarter

bne IntelliNews May 3, 2017

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.

Estonian industrial production growth hits six-year high

bne IntelliNews May 2, 2017

The reading shows the industrial sector improving its performance after an already strong growth of 9% y/y in February.

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