Eastern Europe / Data

Russians view Baltic States as a threat

bne IntelliNews January 27, 2023

Russia’s residents believe the Baltic states are a threat to Russia, the Levada Centre survey commissioned by the Estonian Foreign Ministry has found, LRT.lt, the website of public broadcaster LRT, reported on January 25.

NPLs soaring in Ukraine

bne IntelliNews January 22, 2023

The share of non-performing loans in Ukraine reached 37% in December 2022, their highest level since the nationalisation of Privatbank in 2016.

Russo-China trade up 30% in 2022, on course to hit $200bn early

bne IntelliNews January 13, 2023

Trade between Russia and China reached a new all-time high in 2022, with a 29.3% increase compared to the previous year, totaling $190.27bn.

Car sales in Russia collapsed by 58.8% in 2022 to 687,370 units, up by a quarter m/m

bne IntelliNews January 13, 2023

Car sales in Russia collapsed by 58.8% in 2022 to 687,370 units, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) said on January 12, as the sector continues to make a slow recovery from a collapse following the start of the war in February.

Russian budget ends 2022 with a 1.8% deficit ahead of plan, says Sulianov

bne IntelliNews January 11, 2023

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said at a government meeting on January 10 that the country's federal budget deficit for 2022 had exceeded plan and ended the year at less than the 2% of GDP forecast earlier in the year.

Ukraine’s inflation falling month on month but up to 26.6% y/y

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2023

Consumer price growth in Ukraine remained unchanged in December 2022, at 0.7% m/m, the same as in November, but lower than previous months, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine on January 10, Interfax Ukraine reports.

The ruble recovers December losses as new year starts

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2023

On the first working day, the ruble rose in price against the dollar and the euro to a level that was recorded at the end of last year, having won back all of its losses over the holidays as of January 2.

Warm weather allows Germany to refill gas tanks in the middle of winter

bne IntelliNews January 9, 2023

Record-high December and January temperatures have allowed Germany to inject more gas into its gas tanks to hit 90% full as of January 6, from 87% a few weeks ago, in an unprecedented result.

Moldova, Belarus beat most of the EU in healthiest population ranking

bne IntelliNews January 6, 2023

Moldova and Belarus rank as having the third and fourth healthiest populations in Europe, well ahead of most EU countries, in a survey produced by SnuffStore that sells smokeless nicotine products.

Mortality rates from the Ukraine war are highest in Russia’s poorest regions

bne IntelliNews January 5, 2023

Russian opposition publication Mediazona released a map on social media that shows the highest mortality rates from the war in Ukraine are in Russia’s poorest regions.

January temperature records broken across Europe

Anna Fleck for Statista January 5, 2023

Eight countries in Europe recorded all-time high temperature records for January on New Year’s Day this year. The following data draws from the visualization of meteorologist Scott Duncan and reports by the BBC, Statista reports.

Where most aid to Ukraine comes from

Anna Fleck for Statista January 4, 2023

The United States pledged $50.9bn in military, financial and humanitarian aid to Ukraine between the start of the Russian invasion in February 2022 and November 20.

Putin’s approval rating ends 2022 at 81%, boosted by support for the war in Ukraine

bne IntelliNews January 2, 2023

If anything, support and trust in Russian President Vladimir Putin has increased since the war in Ukraine started at the end of February and finished 2022 at 81%.

While optimism wavers for 2023, hope still wins out

Anna Fleck for Statista January 1, 2023

While global optimism over 2023 has dropped, the world is still on average holding out more hope than not. According to the latest data from Ipsos, a global average of 65% of respondents say they feel 2023 will be better than 2022.

Strong 2022 ending for Russian manufacturing PMI, services remain weak

bne IntelliNews January 1, 2023

The Russian manufacturing sector ended 2022 with a historically strong expansion in output, with the rate of December’s growth easing only slightly from November's 27-month high, according to the latest Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index.

Ukraine second most deadly country for journalists in 2022

Martin Armstrong for Statista December 15, 2022

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) counts a total of 57 journalists and media workers that have been killed this year because of their job, including eight killed in Ukraine, the second most deadly location in the world.

Ukraine tops the 2022 Google searches list

bne IntelliNews December 13, 2022

2022 has been eventful, to say the least, and a look at the biggest trending Google searches this year can serve as a reminder for some of the events and situations that have shaped our world over the last 12 months, Statista reports.

Russia’s current account surplus falls to $10.7bn in November from $17.7bn in October

bne IntelliNews December 12, 2022

Russia posted a current account surplus of $10.3bn in November, down from $17.7bn in October and $16.5bn last November, but much higher than the surpluses seen in November of 2019 and 2020.

Russia’s inflation was 12% y/y in November, in line with expectations

bne IntelliNews December 12, 2022

Russia’s inflation in November came at 0.37% m/m, implying 11.98% y/y price growth, which came in slightly higher than analysts' forecasts based on weekly statistics.

Russian steel sector growing strongly in 10M22 despite an economic slowdown

bne IntelliNews December 12, 2022

Russia’s steel sector surprised this year as despite the sanctions, logistical bottlenecks and contracting economy, steel production was up 4.8% y/y on 10M22, while general economic growth was down 2.1% in the same period.