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Global Economic Outlook 2015—Emerging Europe

Global Economic Outlook 2015—Emerging Europe

Labor market reform remains top priority for the region. This will be instrumental to enhance business confidence and competitiveness of major emerging economies in Europe.

The Czech Republic

Lackluster growth in the eurozone region have hampered exports and the economy will remain vulnerable in the first two quarters of 2015, as well.

Hungary

Driven by strong monetary and fiscal stimulus, the Hungarian economy is growing at a stable pace and is expected to continue with the same trend in the first half of 2015.

Poland

The export-driven Polish economy is losing some pace due to sluggish external demand from eurozone, its key trading partner. However, improvement in manufacturing, stemmed by an improvement in domestic demand is expected to be a key growth driver in 2015.

Romania

Weakening of domestic demand has decelerated the economic growth of Romania in 2014. the situation will remain same in H1 2015, which in turn will witness low investment trends and sluggish exports.

Turkey

Sluggish growth continues in the region due to political instability, soaring high interest rates and weak exports to eurozone regions, Iraq and Russia. It is expected to be the same in 2015.

Ukraine

Economic growth remains sluggish in Ukraine due to the on-going violence. The country is expected to remain in recession in the first half of 2015. Significant economic reforms, easing down of military conflict should remain the new government’s prime focus in 2015.

About this report

Uneven recovery continues in Eastern Europe. Domestic demand is expected to drive growth in major countries in 2015, while weaker Euro area recovery, indecisive policies, and market instability in economies such as Poland, Turkey, and Ukraine remain an area of concern. Improved exports and household consumption are expected to support the economic growth of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania. Labor market reforms remain top priority in 2015, and this will be pivotal in enhancing the business confidence and competitiveness of major emerging economies in Europe.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Economic Growth Trends, 2014
      • Table GDP Growth Rates, Emerging Europe, 2014 and Q1 2014-Q4 2014
    • Executive Summary-Regional Highlights
    • Executive Summary-Regional Growth Sentiment
    • Executive Summary-Industry Outlook, 2015
  • Definitions
    • Definitions of Indicators and Measurements
    • Definitions-Geographic Coverage, Emerging Europe
  • Regional Insights and Trends-Emerging Europe
    • Economic Growth Trends
      • Table GDP Growth Rates, Emerging Europe, 2013-2017
  • The Czech Republic
    • The Czech Republic-Key Performance Indicators
    • The Czech Republic-Industry Indicator Scorecard
      • Table Industry Growth, Czech Republic, 2011-2015
    • The Czech Republic-Industry Performance
  • Hungary
    • Hungary-Key Performance Indicators
    • Hungary-Industry Indicator Scorecard
      • Table Industry Growth, Hungary, 2011-2015
    • Hungary-Industry Performance
  • Poland
    • Poland-Key Performance Indicators
    • What's Trending Over 2015 in Poland?
    • Poland-Industry Indicator Scorecard
      • Table Industry Growth, Poland, 2011-2015
    • Poland-Industry Performance
  • Romania
    • Romania-Key Performance Indicators
    • Romania-Industry Indicator Scorecard
      • Table Industry Growth, Romania, 2011-2015
    • Romania-Industry Performance
  • Turkey
    • Turkey-Key Performance Indicators
    • What's Trending over 2015 in Turkey?
    • Turkey-Industry Indicator Scorecard
      • Table Industry Growth, Turkey, 2011-2015
    • Turkey-Industry Performance
  • Ukraine
    • Ukraine-Key Performance Indicators
    • What's Trending over 2015 in Ukraine?
    • Ukraine-Industry Indicator Scorecard
      • Table Industry Growth, Ukraine, 2011-2015
    • Ukraine-Industry Performance
  • Conclusion and Key Takeaways

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