Eastern Europe / Data

Russia's services PMI falls for second month due to impact of coronavirus

bne IntelliNews December 3, 2021

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Russia Services Business Activity Index fell further in November to 47.1, down from 48.8 in October and the second consecutive monthly fall as the post-COVID bounce-back peters out.

Russia’s manufacturing PMI sees strongest growth for six months in November

bne IntelliNews December 1, 2021

The headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Russia Manufacturing PMI posted 51.7 in November, fractionally higher than 51.6 recorded in October, but the upturn was the fastest in six months.

Ukraine's real wages increase 4% y/y in October

Cameron Jones in Kyiv December 1, 2021

Real wages in Ukraine rose 4.0% year on year in October, slowing from 6.9% y/y growth in September, the State Statistics Service reported on November 29.

Russia’s industrial production growth accelerated to 7.1% y/y in October

bne IntelliNews November 25, 2021

Russia’s industrial production growth accelerated to 7.1% y/y in October from 6.9% y/y in September, which meant output was up 5.0% y/y in 10m21, Rostat reports.

Industrial production in Ukraine in October grows by 1.4% after month of decline

Cameron Jones in Kyiv November 25, 2021

After a 0.7% decline in September in October 2021, industrial production in Ukraine returned to growth and grew by 1.4% compared to October 2020, the State Statistics Service reported on November 23.

Ukraine retail trade slows to 5.6% growth in October

Cameron Jones in Kyiv November 24, 2021

Ukraine retail trade slows to 5.6% growth in October

The Russian economy grew 4.3% y/y during the third quarter, but the post-coronavirus recovery is almost over

bne IntelliNews November 18, 2021

The Russian economy grew 4.3% y/y during the third quarter, but the post-coronavirus recovery is almost over. The result was below Bloomberg consensus (+4.5% y/y) and much slower than the second-quarter result.

Ukraine GDP slows to 2.4% growth in 3Q21, UkrStat estimates

Cameron Jones in Kyiv November 16, 2021

Ukraine GDP growth slows to 2.4% in 3Q21 from 5.7% in the second quarter as the low base effects wear off, UkrStat estimates

Microchip shortage still cuts Russian car sales by 18% in October

bne IntelliNews November 9, 2021

Russia’s new car and light commercial vehicle market saw the fourth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in October, as the sales took another cut of 18% y/y to 0.126mn.

EBRD predicts Ukraine’s economic recovery will gather momentum to 3.5% growth this year and next

bne IntelliNews November 4, 2021

Ukraine’s economic recovery is likely to gain momentum over the remainder of 2021, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says in its latest Regional Economic Prospects (REP) report, published on November 4.

Russia’s service PMI stumbles as fresh wave of the coronavirus epidemic sweeps the country, index falls to 48.8

bne IntelliNews November 3, 2021

The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Russia Services Business Activity Index registered 48.8 in October, down from 50.5 in September, to signal the fastest contraction in Russian service sector business activity since December 2020.

Russia’s unemployment rate falls back to historic low of 4.3% in September from corona peak of 6.4% in August 2020

bne IntelliNews November 2, 2021

Russia's unemployment rate decreased to 4.3% in September 2021 from 4.4% in the previous month and below market forecasts of 4.5%.

Russian retail sales surge 5.6% y/y in September on the back of real income growth, savings spending

bne IntelliNews November 2, 2021

Retail sales in Russia surged 5.6% year on year in September of 2021, accelerating from a 5.3% increase in the previous month, above market expectations of a 3.8% rise.

Russia’s manufacturing PMI back in growth territory, expands to 51.6 in October

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2021

The headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Russia Manufacturing PMI registered 51.6 in October, up from 49.8 in September, and signalled the first improvement in the health of the Russian manufacturing sector for five months.

National Bank of Ukraine leaves key policy rate unchanged at 8.5%

Cameron Jones in Kyiv October 26, 2021

The central bank said it stands by its 2021 prediction of 9.6% inflation for Ukraine, slowing to 5% at the end of 2022.

Ukraine GDP increases 2.9% in 8M21, ministry estimates

Cameron Jones in Kyiv October 20, 2021

Ukraine’s real GDP increased 2.9% y/y in 8M21, accelerating from a 2.1% y/y growth in 7M21.

Belarus' GDP 3% up in January-August, foreign trade surplus at record high

bne IntelliNews October 18, 2021

In January-August 2021 Belarus' GDP rose by 3%, while the foreign trade surplus exceeded $2bn and beat the record of the year 2013.

Belarus' gold, forex reserves down by 0.4% to $8.5bn in September

bne IntelliNews October 18, 2021

Belarus' gold and foreign currency reserves totalled $8,459.9bn as of 1 October, 2021, according to the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) preliminary data, reports BelTA.

Inflation in Belarus at 1.3% in September

bne IntelliNews October 18, 2021

In September 2021 the index of consumer prices for goods and services totalled 101.3% as against August 2021 and 107.5% as against December 2020, according to the National Statistics Committee of Belarus.

IMF downgrades Ukraine's growth outlook for 2021 to 3.5%

bne IntelliNews October 14, 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgraded Ukraine’s economic forecast for 2021 to 3.5% GDP growth from 4% in its April prognosis, according to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) released on October 12.

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