The World Bank has revised upwards its forecast for Ukraine's GDP growth in 2019 from 3.4% year-on-year to 3.6% y/y
Russia’s industrial production rose by 2.6% y/y in October, which is down from the 3% y/y growth in the previous month, Rosstat reported on November 18.
Ukraine's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 4.2% year-on-year in July-September, which is higher that expected by the nation's central bank.
Russia’s State Statistics Service published preliminary GDP estimates for 3Q19 that posted a 1.7% y/y growth in the quarter, up from 0.9% y/y in 2Q19 and only 0.5% in the first quarter.
Consumer prices in Belarus grew by 0.5% month-on-month and 3.9% y/y in October, according to the nation's statistics service Belstat.
Ukraine’s consumer prices rose 0.7% m/m in October owing to growing prices for food, clothing and footwear, and alcohol and tobacco, the State Statistics Service reported. Annual inflation slowed to 6.5% y/y in October from 7.5% y/y in September.
Ukraine's international reserves decreased by 0.2% month-on-month to $21.4bn in October following a 2.6% m/m drop in September, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
Sales of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in Russia continued its decline, decreasing by 5.2% in October 2019, according to the report by the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee overseeing the industry.
The popularity of Russia’s regional governors reached an all time high of 65% in October, only 3 percentage points behind the popularity of President Vladimir Putin.
In October Russia’s consumer price inflation (CPI) rate fell below Central Bank of Russia (CBR) target of 4% to 3.8% year-on-year, Rosstat reported on October 7.
The October survey results signalled a strong expansion in business activity across the Russian service sector, largely underpinned by a sharper upturn in new orders.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) estimates the nation's GDP growth at 3.5% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, according to the NBU's inflation report published last week.
Ukraine’s current account (C/A) deficit grew to $1.1bn September from $0.4bn in August due to a deteriorated balance of primary income and increased trade deficit, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reported on October 31.
The Russian manufacturing sector slowed again in October, driven by weaker client demand. Output and new orders both contracted but managers remain strongly optimistic about output over the coming 12 months.
Russia’s growth was driven by a growth in agriculture and rising wholesale trade in the third quarter of this year, reports Rosstat in a data release looking at the basic sectors of the economy.
Ukraine's unemployment started to fall more noticeably in the second quarter of this year. The unemployment level fell from 9.2% in the first quarter to 7.8% in the second.
More dramatic changes in Ukraine’s trade patterns as China overtakes Poland in August to become Ukraine’s biggest export and import partner.
Real wages in Ukraine grew 9.8% year-on-year in September, accelerating from a 7.7% y/y growth in August, the nation's state statistics service Ukrstat reported on October 28.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) will cut its key policy rate by lopping off a whole percentage point and bring the rate to 15.5% per annum on October 25 from the current level of 16.5%
The mild recovery in foot traffic in Moscow’s leading shopping malls extended gains that began at the start of summer, as retail turnover results for all of Russia also picked up in the third quarter of this year.