Central Europe / Data

Poland’s PMI rises but remains deep in coronavirus trough

bne IntelliNews June 1, 2020

The improvement points to some easing of distress in Poland’s manufacturing sector after the index collapsed to an all-time low of 31.9 in March in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Estonia’s GDP falls 0.7% y/y in Q1 but coronavirus impact “not considerable” yet

bne IntelliNews June 1, 2020

The fall is less an effect of the pandemic than the weakness of Estonia’s energy and manufacturing sectors.

Poland’s inflation continues coronavirus-driven descent in May, flash estimate shows

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2020

The pandemic depressed oil prices globally, causing a 23.4% y/y collapse in Poland’s fuel prices. That drove the headline figure down although price growth in other main segments offset the decline to a degree.

New coronavirus cases decline across emerging Europe but the epidemic’s not over yet

bne IntelliNews May 29, 2020

Steady growth in new cases in several countries despite easing of lockdowns, numbers pushed up by outbreaks at industrial plants.

COVID-19 lockdown results in collapse of Lithuanian retail sales in April

bne IntelliNews May 27, 2020

Retail sales crashed 17.9% y/y in April, a fall that was expected after the government instituted a lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Polish retail sales come down crashing in April, hit by COVID-19 lockdown

bne IntelliNews May 24, 2020

A steep reduction in shops’ turnover in April is hardly a surprise, given the fourth month was the first – and only thus far – full month of lockdown, imposed by the authorities to limit the spread of the pandemic.

70% of companies in Czech Republic saw a drop in orders in May due to COVID-19 outbreak

bne IntelliNews May 22, 2020

The economic situation of Czech companies is deteriorating and most hope for an extension of the government's Antivirus support programme, a survey by the Confederation of Industry and Transport shows.

Poland’s industrial production records unprecedented fall in April in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown

bne IntelliNews May 21, 2020

A contraction had been expected in April, but at 24.6% y/y the magnitude of the fall surprised the market.

Poland’s PPI deepens fall to -1.3% y/y in April

bne IntelliNews May 21, 2020

The reading sees the PPI deflation deepen its fall after the index slid 0.5% y/y in March.

Estonian PPI deepens fall to -4.4% y/y in April

bne IntelIiNews May 20, 2020

Estonia's producer price index retreated 4.4% y/y in April, after falling 3.5% y/y in March.

Russa’s coronavirus cases close to 300,000 but PM says growth in new cases has halted

bne IntelliNews May 19, 2020

Slowdown in new cases in Eastern Europe, while lockdowns already being lifted in Central and Southeast Europe.

Most Central, Southeast Europe economies contract in Q1 but outperform eurozone average

bne IntelliNews May 18, 2020

Performance ranges from a contraction of 5.4% q/q in Slovakia to growth of 0.3% q/q in Bulgaria and Romania.

Lithuanian PPI sinks to -15.5% y/y in April as COVID-19 bites

bne IntelliNews May 12, 2020

Plunge in producer prices driven by crashing oil prices, an effect of the global oil market depression caused by the pandemic.

Lithuanian CPI growth eases to 1% y/y in April

bne IntelliNews May 11, 2020

The slowdown came mainly on the back of prices falling in the housing and transport sectors, an effect of the falling oil prices because of the coronavirus pandemic that depressed the global oil market.

COVID-19 pushed Poland's PMI off a cliff in April

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 4, 2020

The precipitous decline of the indicator points to a worsening crisis that will likely weigh down severely on the entire economy in the second quarter.