Central Europe / Data

Polish retail sales surge in January

bne IntelliNews February 17, 2017

The result suggests consumption remains in rude health – backed by fast-growing wages - and can continue to drive economic expansion in early 2017.

Polish industrial production booms in January

bne IntelliNews February 17, 2017

Two extra working days in January had an effect, and seasonally adjusted the reading drops to 4.1%, and even -0.2% m/m, but the result still shows decent momentum at the start of the year.

Hungarian economic growth disappoints in fourth quarter

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2017

Hungary’s economy grew just 1.6% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to unadjusted preliminary data, statistics office KSH reported on February 14.

Cars continue to drive weakness in Hungarian industry

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2017

The struggle of the carmaking sector to stabilize output remains the main culprit for the continued poor performance of Hungarian industry, data for December released by statistics office KSH on February 14 confirmed.

Hungarian inflation continues acceleration in January

bne IntelliNews February 14, 2017

Hungary’s CPI increased by 2.3% in January from 1.8% the previous month, data from statistics office KSH showed on January 13. The rise was largely in line with market expectations.

Latvian inflation accelerates to 2.9% y/y in January

bne IntelliNews February 10, 2017

With price growth picking up speed on December’s growth of 2.2% y/y, January was the seventh successive month of rising CPI.

Estonian CPI starts 2017 with strong rise

bne IntelliNews February 7, 2017

Estonia's consumer price index (CPI) grew 2.7% in annual terms in January, data from Statistics Estonia showed on February 7. The reading shows price growth in the first month of 2017 was at its highest since August 2013.

Hungarian industry closes a weak year with another fall

bne IntelliNews February 7, 2017

Following a return - even if feeble - to growth in November, Hungarian industry slumped back into decline in December, statistics office KSH reported on February 7.

Hungarian retail sales growth decelerates in December

bne IntelliNews February 3, 2017

Hungary’s retail sales growth slowed in October to 2.6% y/y according to raw data and to 3.2% adjusted for calendar effects, a report released by statistics office KSH on February 3 shows.

Latvian industrial production growth accelerates to 4.9% in 2016

bne IntelliNews February 3, 2017

Latvia's calendar-adjusted industrial production expanded 4.9% in 2016, picking up speed on the 3.4% growth in 2015.

Polish economic growth slows to 2.8% in 2016

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2017

Poland’s GDP grew 2.8% in 2016, the slowest expansion in three years.

Estonian industrial production returns to growth in 2016

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2017

Estonian industrial production grew 2.3% in 2016, driven by expanding energy production and growth in manufacturing.

Estonian retail sales grow 4% in 2016

bne IntelliNews January 31, 2017

Estonian retail sales grew 4% y/y in 2016, according to preliminary data released by Statistics Estonia on January 31.

Latvian economy enjoys welcome Q4 spurt to buoy 2016 growth

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2017

The Latvian economy grew 1.6% in 2016, a flash reading from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) indicated on January 30.

Lithuania beats expectations for 2016 GDP growth thanks to fourth quarter surge

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2017

Lithuanian GDP surprised to the upside as it finished 2016 with growth pushing to 2.2% y/y.

Hungary’s November retail sales growth revised lower

bne IntelliNews January 25, 2017

Hungarian retail sales increased 4.5% y/y in November, according to both raw and calendar-adjusted data, statistics office KSH reported on January 25.

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