Bulgaria’s inflation reaches new record of 18.7% y/y in September

bne IntelliNews October 18, 2022

Inflation has been rising for 19 consecutive months but started speeding up in the past several months due to surging energy prices.

Poland’s core inflation goes into double-digit territory in September

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw October 17, 2022

Poland’s core inflation grew 0.8pp to 10.7% y/y in September.

Flow of FDI to Romania reversed in August as Romgaz takes over Neptun Deep participation

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2022

The almost €1bn deal made Romania a net foreign investor in August, which happens very rarely.

Poland’s inflation rate continues to climb

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw October 14, 2022

CPI grew 17.2% in September and inflation is forecast to hit 20% in February.

Kazakh GDP grows 2.8% y/y in Jan-Sept

bne IntelIiNews October 13, 2022

Foreign trade, meanwhile, expanded 36.3%, reaching $86.3bn.

Hungary’s automotive industry output surges in August

Tamas Csonka in Budapest October 13, 2022

Output of the automotive industry, Hungary's biggest manufacturing sector, rose 58% y/y in August.

Ukraine’s inflation rises to 24.6% y/y in September

bne IntelliNews October 12, 2022

Ukraine’s inflation accelerated to 1.9% in September 2022 month on month and 24.6% y/y

Hungary’s headline and core inflation hit 26-year high in September

Tamas Csonka in Budapest October 11, 2022

Headline inflation in Hungary accelerated to 20.1% y/y in September from 15.7% in the previous month, driven by higher food and household energy prices.

The fall in Russian inflation to 13.7% in September is bottoming out

bne IntelliNews October 11, 2022

Inflation continued to fall in Russia in September, to 13.7% y/y, but at a much slower rate than in previous months. The recent period of strong disinflation is coming to an end and the central bank is likely to scale back rate hikes.

Romania’s 12-month trade gap hits 11.9% of GDP

bne IntelliNews October 11, 2022

As well as reflecting global inflation, Romania’s trade gap is rising in real terms, as is the deficit-to-GDP ratio.

Annual growth of Slovenia’s industrial production accelerated to 4.8% in August

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2022

The annual growth of industrial production in August was the biggest so far this year, driven by the manufacturing and mining sectors.

Pessimistic Albanians don’t rate any local politicians

bne IntelliNews October 8, 2022

Poll shows none of the country’s main politicians had an approval rating of over 50%, and two-thirds of Albanians think things in the country are going "very badly".

Regulated fuel price caps keep Hungary’s retail sales afloat in August

bne IntelliNews October 7, 2022

Retail sales growth in Hungary slowed to 3.3% y/y in August, edging down from 3.8% in the previous month.

Romania’s retail sales keep rising in August

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 7, 2022

Wage increases, pandemic savings, the lifting of travel restrictions and the wave of Ukrainian refugees are visibly pushing retail sales up.

Albanian central bank raises policy rate to 2.25%

bne IntelliNews October 5, 2022

Supply-side shocks and heightened uncertainty in international markets are pushing up inflation in Albania.

Russia’s services PMI climbs again in September to 51.1, on rising client demand

bne IntelliNews October 5, 2022

The seasonally adjusted S&P Global Russia Services PMI Business Activity Index registered 51.1 in September, up from 49.9 in August, the company reported on October 5.

Kazakhstan’s manufacturing PMI signals renewed contraction

Kanat Shaku in Almaty October 4, 2022

Period of growth comes to abrupt halt in September.

Polish factories remain in downturn mode in September

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw October 4, 2022

Poland's Purchasing Managers' Index improved 2.1 points to 43 in September but still lingered below the 50-point mark separating contraction from growth.

S&P sees ‘bleak’ prospects for Turkish manufacturing after assessing latest PMI data

bne IntelIiNews October 3, 2022

Demand conditions home and abroad, notably in Europe, “challenging”, September survey shows.

Turkish official inflation calculated at 83% y/y for September

Akin Nazli in Belgrade October 3, 2022

ENAG researchers contend rate was 186% y/y in reality.