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Slovak August's industrial output recorded the biggest drop since July 2016

Nelly Tomchikova in Prague October 13, 2019

Slovakia ́s industrial production recorded a year-on-year decline of 8.1% in August, the biggest drop since 2012, mostly due to a 9.5% decrease in industrial manufacturing, following a 2.8% increase in July, the Slovak Statistical Office (SSO) announ

Czech unemployment rate remains low at 2.7% in September

Nelly Tomchikova in Prague October 10, 2019

Czech unemployment remained at 2.7% for the third consecutive month in September, data from the Labour Office of the Czech Republic released on October 8 shows .

Hungary's industrial growth slows down in August

bne IntelliNews October 8, 2019

The output of Hungary's industrial sector edged up 0.3% y/y in August, slumping from 12% growth in the previous month, the statistics office KSH said, as growth in the automotive segment slowed significantly.

Estonian inflation eases to 2.2% y/y in September

bne IntelliNews October 7, 2019

CPI expansion was driven by prices growing 3.2% y/y in the food and non-alcoholic beverages segment, a slowdown against the growth of 4.6% y/y the preceding month.

Czech PMI remains at its lowest level in a decade

Nelly Tomchikova in Prague October 2, 2019

Czechia’s IHS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) remained at its lowest level since 2009, at 44.9 points in September, the same level as it posted in August, making it the tenth consecutive month of contraction, according to IHS Markit dat

Slovak central bank lowered its economic growth forecast for 2019 and 2020

bne IntelliNews September 26, 2019

Slovakia’s National Bank (NBS) confirmed analyst’s expectations and worsened the country's economic growth outlook for 2019 and 2020 to 2.5% and 2.4%, respectively

Slovakia ́s unemployment rate at 4.97% in August

bne IntelliNews September 23, 2019

Slovakia ́s registered unemployment rate stood at 4.97% in August, remaining unchanged month-on-month, dropping by 0.45 percentage points (pp) year-on-year, announced by the Labour, Social Affairs and Family Centre on September 23.

Polish retail sales growth falters in August

bne IntelliNews September 22, 2019

While below market expectations, the expansion in August is still in line with Poles’ robust consumer spending that is driven by the good situation on the labour market, low unemployment and growing wages in particular.

Poland’s industrial production unexpectedly contracts in August

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw September 20, 2019

Car manufacturing and output in the refining industry drove the contraction, which was not anticipated by analysts.

Slovakia's GDP expected to slow to 2.4% in 2019

Nelly Tomchikova in Prague September 20, 2019

Slovakia's GDP growth is expected to slow to 2.4% year-on-year in 2019, according to the latest prognosis published by the Finance Ministry

Slovakia ́s industry in July rebounds to 2.8% following a drop in June

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2019

Slovakia ́s industrial production accelerated by 2.8% year-on-year in July, recovering from June ́s drop by 1.9%, the Slovak Statistics Office reported on September 10.

Slovakia ́s inflation slowed m/m in August

bne IntelliNews September 16, 2019

Slovakia ́s inflation slowed in August, reaching 2.8% year-on-year, after a 2.9% growth in July, with core inflation amounting to 2.4% and net inflation to 1.6%, based on data reported by the Slovak Statistics Office on September 13.