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Indices

CPI: Austrian Inflation Rate Increased Slightly to 1.8% Y/Y

The annual inflation rate of the consumer price index measured by Statistics Austria went up to 1.8% in May 2014 (April 1.7%).

June 16, 2014

Austrian GDP Growth Above European Average

In 2012, Austria saw a growth of GDP of 0.9 percent which is signifantly above the European average.

July 12, 2013

Poland: NBP Downgrades Forecasts for GDP and CPI

The National Bank of Poland (NBP) downgrades GDP and CPI forecasts over next two years.

July 9, 2013

Eurozone: Inflation Decreased Slightly

Euro area annual inflation down to 1.2%

April 30, 2013

Austria Still With Lowest Unemployment Rate

Euro area unemployment rate at 12.1%. EU27 at 10.9%

April 30, 2013

Eurozone: Household Savings Rate Decreased Significantly

Household saving rate down to 12.2% in the euro area and to 10.7% in the EU27. Household real income per capita fell by 1.1% in the euro area.

April 29, 2013

Business Investment Rate Decreased 19.7 % in Eurozone

Business investment rate down to 19.7% in the euro area and to 19.6% in the EU27. Business profit share down to 37.7% and 37.3% respectively

April 29, 2013

Tax Burden: Austria Above EU Average

The overall tax-to-GDP ratio in the EU27 up to 38.8% of GDP in 2011. Labour taxes remain major source of tax revenue.

April 29, 2013

Eurozone: Government Deficit Decreased to 3.7 % in 2012

Euro area and EU27 government deficit at 3.7% and 4.0% of GDP respectively. Government debt at 90.6% and 85.3%

April 22, 2013

9.2 Million EU Citizens Wish To Work More Hours

Labour Force Survey: Proportion of underemployed part-time workers up to 21.4% in the EU27 in 2012

April 19, 2013

EU27: Surplus of € 21.8bn in Last Quarter of 2012

Second estimate for the fourth quarter of 2012 EU27 current account surplus 31.4 bn euro 36.2 bn euro surplus for trade in services.

April 19, 2013

Bulgaria: FDI Increased by € 40.3m

Largest investments from Greece (€ 9.4m). Austria ranks 4th (€ 6.1m) in investors.

April 18, 2013

Romania: Surplus € 327m in Balance of Payments

Balance of payments and external debt, February 2013

April 16, 2013

Eurozone: Trade Surplus € 1.3bn Y/Y

Euro area international trade in goods surplus € 10.4 bn

April 15, 2013

Favorable Outlook on Estonia’s Economy

Estonian economy’s consistent growth will continue in the coming years

April 11, 2013

Eurozone: Refinancing Gap of € 1.2 Trillion

Austrian banks are at EU average and show a finance gap of € 30bn.

April 10, 2013

Household Assets in Austria Lower Than in Spain

The proportion of owned homes in Austria and Germany is below 50 % and one of the reasons why household assets are on the lower end of the scale.

April 10, 2013

Czech Republic: 5.7 % Decrease of Industrial Production.

In February 2013, industrial production decreased at constant prices by 5.7%, year-on-year; working day adjusted decreased by 1.6%. Compared to the previous month, seasonally adjusted industrial production was higher by 1.6%.

April 9, 2013

Bulgaria: Labor Hour Costs Increased 5.1 % in Q4 2012

Preliminary data of NSI for the Fourth Quarter of 2012 indicated that the total hourly labour cost rose by 5.1% compared to the Fourth Quarter of 2011.

March 30, 2013

Poland: Inflation Rate for Private Individuals At 1.6 %

March was the seventh consecutive month of decline in private individuals' inflation expectations. Respondents place average inflation rate as expected over the next 12 months at 1.6%.

March 30, 2013

67 % of Estonians Work in Service Sector

According to the data of the 2011 Population and Housing Census (PHC 2011) of Statistics Estonia, 67% of persons employed in Estonia worked in service sector, 29% in industrial sector and only 4% in primary sector.

March 30, 2013

Slovakia: Economic Sentiment Indicator Increased to 90.4

The three-month moving average of economic sentiment indicator (ESI) increased by 1,8 points to 90,4 compared with the previous month´s value.

March 30, 2013

Lithuania: Turnover of Enterprises in Retail Increased By 0.9 %

In February 2013, against February 2012, the turnover of enterprises engaged in wholesale and retail trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles was on the increase.

March 30, 2013

Lithuania: Increase in Non-Cash Payments

Significant increase in non-cash payments creates a premise for banks to review their fees

March 29, 2013

Austria: Tax Burden Lessens With Higher Income

According to an OECD study only three industrialized nations (Austria, Germany and Spain) show a degressive tax system.

March 26, 2013

Austria: Number Nine in Innovation Ranking

On the EU innovation ranking list Austria loses points and slips back on ninth place.

March 26, 2013

Czech Republic: Confidence in Domestic Economy Inreased Marginally

Overall confidence in domestic economy increased slightly in March. The composite confidence indicator (economic sentiment indicator) increased by 0.2 points compared to February.

March 25, 2013

Romania: Pensions Increased by 3.4 %

By a year-on-year basis, pensions in Romania increased in the forth quarter of 2012 by 3.4 % coming up to 786 lei. Out of the total number of pensioniers, 86.1 % receive benefits from the state social insurance.

March 22, 2013

Hungary: Gross Earnings Increased Marginally

In the national economy – at corporations employing at least 5 persons, budgetary and designated non-profit institutions – average gross earnings increased by 2.5%, while net earnings excluding family tax benefits grew by 3.9% compared to 2011.

March 21, 2013

Austria: Welfare Fraud Costs € 1bn Per Year

According to a study, which was commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce (WKO) and carried out by the Johannes-Kepler University in Linz, social fraud causes a smaller amount of economic damage than fiscal evation and black labor.

March 19, 2013

Slovenia: Highest Decrease in Construction Industry

In January 2013, compared with December 2012, the production in construction in the Eurozone was down by 1.4% and down by 1.3% in EU27-states. Slovenia experiences the highest decrease with 7.4 %.

March 19, 2013

Romanian Labor Costs Increased Dramatically

The EU average increase in labor costs in the 4th quarter in 2012 increased by 1.3 % throughout the EU. Front runner turns out to be Romania.

March 15, 2013

Austria: Mitterlehner Still Optimistic For Automotive Industry

The massive decline of 23 % in the motor vehicle trade in the first ten days of March 2013 does apparently not concern Austria’s economy minister Reinhold Mitterlehner.

March 15, 2013

Poland: Inflation Decreasing

Declining inflation was supported by weaker demand and cost pressures in the economy, decrease in energy price growth as well as zloty exchange rate stronger than a year ago.

March 15, 2013

Czech Republic: Contruction Industry Sees Further Declines

In January 2013 the construction output declined by 9.3%, year-on-year (y-o-y). The planning and building control authorities granted by 4.1% more building permits, y-o-y, and the approximate value of permitted constructions dropped by 31.7%, y-o-y.

March 15, 2013

Czech Republic: Industrial Production Decreased by 4.1%

In January 2013, industrial production decreased at constant prices by 4.1%, year-on-year. Compared to the previous month, seasonally adjusted industrial production was the same as in December 2012. The value of new orders decreased by 7.6%, y-o-y.

March 15, 2013

Romania: Surplus in Balance of Payments

In January, the balance-of-payments current account posted a surplus of EUR 465 million Y/Y.

March 15, 2013

Czech Republic: Highest Internet Retail Sales in 26 Months

Highest growth rates in internet retail and house order sales and IT/communication equipments.

March 14, 2013

Romania: Turnover of Market Services Decreased 14.1 % in January

In January 2013, the turnover of market services rendered mainly to enterprises, in nominal terms, decreased compared to the previous month.

March 14, 2013

Slovakia: CPI Remains Constant

In February, compared with January, consumer prices did not change in total. Increase in prices only in Education, Food and Health Industry.

March 14, 2013

Slovak Unemployment Rate on the Rise

In January, compared with January 2012, the employment decreased in five surveyed sectors.

March 14, 2013

Slovakia: 3.4 % Increase in Industrial Production

Slovakia's industrial output grew 3.4 percent year-on-year in January, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) informed on Monday, March 11.

March 12, 2013

Slovakia: Construction Output Declined by 14.1 %

In January 2013, construction output decreased, year-on-year, by 14,1 % to EUR 206,9 million. After seasonal adjustment, it decreased by 3,3 %, compared with December 2012.

March 12, 2013

Czech Republic: Slight Increase of Consumer Price Index

Consumer prices in February increased by 0.1% compared with January. This rise came primarily from price increases in 'transport' and 'recreation and culture'. The year-on-year growth of consumer prices decelerated to 1.7% in February (1.9% in January).

March 11, 2013

Czech Republic: Average Wage Increased Due to Bonuses

In Q4 2012 the average gross monthly nominal wage per employee FTE in the entire national economy increased by 3.7% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

March 11, 2013

EU: Slovenia´s Economy Shrinks Fastest

Second estimate for the fourth quarter of 2012: Euro area GDP down by 0.6% and EU27 down by 0.5%. Compared with the fourth quarter of 2011, the growth rates come at -0.9% and -0.6% respectively.

March 6, 2013

Slovakia: Gross Domestic Product Rose in Q 4 of 2012

Compared to Q 3 of 2012 this means an increase of 0.2 %, by y/y the GDP rose by 2 %.

March 6, 2013

Lithuania: Investment in Tangible Fixed Assets and Construction 2012 Grew Slightly

Statistics Lithuania presents a statistical publication Investment in Tangible Fixed Assets and Construction, which provides statistical information for the year 2012 prepared based on quarterly statistical survey data.

March 6, 2013

Hungary: Significant Drop in Retail Sales

Sales are falling particularly in food, drinks, tobacco, petrol, books and computer equipment.

March 1, 2013

Czech Republic: Trends in 2012

Export and Import Price Indices and Price Indices for International Transport

February 25, 2013
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