October PMI shows new business in Kazakhstan manufacturing suffered first decline in 12 months

bne IntelIiNews November 2, 2023

Industry hopes demand drop-off will prove to be blip rather than start of sustained downturn.

Russia’s manufacturing PMI slips in October, inflation and labour pressures strong

bne IntelliNews November 2, 2023

Operating conditions at Russian manufacturing firms improved at a solid pace in October, albeit slower than in September and amid sharp cost inflation pressure, according to the latest report from S&P Global.

Czech PMI remained in decline in October

bne IntelliNews November 2, 2023

The seasonally adjusted Czech Republic Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) posted 42.0 in October, still indicating a monthly deterioration.

October PMI shows Turkish manufacturers scaling back production amid contracting demand

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2023

Total new business slowed to the largest extent in a year.

Czech economy teeters on edge of another recession

Albin Sybera November 1, 2023

GDP in 3Q decreased by 0.3% q/q and by 0.6% y/y.

North Macedonia’s industrial output turns to growth of 4.5% y/y in September

bne IntelliNews October 31, 2023

The increase in industrial production during September is attributed to higher output in manufacturing and mining industry, while there was a decrease in the utility sector.

Polish inflation eases growth to 6.5% y/y in October

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw October 31, 2023

Analysts now expect the CPI to continue easing in November and December but at a clearly slower rate.

Slovenia's annual inflation slows to 6.9% in October

bne IntelliNews October 30, 2023

Most significant driver of annual inflation was the 7.3% increase in prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Base effect propels Russia’s car sales in September, with Chinese models dominating

bne IntelliNews October 30, 2023

New passenger and light commercial vehicle sales in Russia in September jumped by 120% year on year to 116,234 vehicles.

Albania’s economy among strongest in region, says IMF

bne IntelliNews October 29, 2023

IMF forecasts steady GDP expansion of 3.6% in 2023 and 3.3% in 2024 driven by tourism and construction sectors.

Bosnia’s industry remains on downward path despite small recovery in Q3

bne IntelliNews October 27, 2023

Bosnia’s industry has constantly lost ground since early 2022 when the post-covid recovery peaked.

Turkey delivers a further 500bp rate hike in line with expectations

Akin Nazli in Belgrade October 26, 2023

Benchmark has moved up 2,650bp since June from 8.5% to 35%. But official inflation is running at 62%.

NBU increases its GDP in 2023 outlook to 4.9%

Ben Aris in Berlin October 26, 2023

Polish retail sales ease decline to just 0.3% y/y in September

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw October 24, 2023

The smaller-than-expected contraction offers a strong hint that the recession in the retail sector might be coming to an end.

Russia’s inflation breaches 6% target, banks prepare for next interest rate hike

bne IntelliNews October 19, 2023

Annual inflation in Russia reached 6.3% as of October 9, accelerating further from 6% seen in September, according to the latest data by the Central Bank of Russia (CBR). Separate estimates by the Ministry of Economic Development showed that based on

Romania’s current account deficit in 12 months to August drops to 7.0% of GDP

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2023

Romania’s current account (chart) deficit in the 12 months to August 2023 narrowed by 16% y/y to €21.30bn thanks to the sharp 37% plunge in August (to €1.91bn), the data published by the National Bank of Romania (BNR) show.

Europe's gas tank storage reaches an all-time high just before the winter's heating season starts

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2023

Total gas reserves in the European Union have surged to an all-time high just as the heating season begins, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), an industry group representing European gas operators.

Polish core inflation eases to 8.4% y/y in September

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw October 17, 2023

It is the sixth successive fall in core inflation after a series or rises that lasted nearly two years.

Poland’s CPI growth confirmed at 8.2% in September

bne IntelliNews October 16, 2023

The reading arrived in line with the flash estimate published by GUS in late September and confirmed the easing of inflation by 1.9pp compared to August.

Hungary’s vehicle sector dents decline of industry in August

bne IntelliNews October 15, 2023

Industrial output fell 5.3% y/y (chart) in August and by 6.1% y/y when adjusted to working days, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) confirmed on October 13 in a detailed reading. The disappointing data followed a positive surprise in output in July.