Kyrgyzstan: national debt up in September 2017

Over the month, Kyrgyzstan’s national debt grew by $97.71 million. Thus, since the beginning of the year, it has increased by $313.97 million, the Ministry of Finance reported. As of August 31, the state debt was $4,378.71 billion, or 300,764.62 billion soms. $3,984.54 billion (273,690.08 billion soms) is the country’s external debt, and $394.17 million…

Estonia: alcohol tax revenue to drop in 2018

Alcohol excise duty will bring in some EUR 80 million less than estimated by the Ministry of Finance to Estonian state coffers next year, says the Estonian Institute of Economic Research (EKI), according to which this year’s revenues from the duty are smaller in absolute terms despite a steep rate hike. “The price difference with…

Belarus: inflation at 0.3% in September 2017

The consumer price index for goods and services totaled 100.3% in September as against August, the National Statistics Committee of Belarus reported. The consumer price index for goods and services totaled 102.7% in September as against December 2016. The core CPI that excludes certain items that face volatile price movements due to administrative and seasonal…

Latvia: average prices up in September 2017

The average price level in Latvia in September, as compared to September last year, increased by 2.9%, according to official estimates. The Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia stated, that over the period prices were affected the most by rising prices of food and non-alcoholic drinks, goods and services linked to transport, the group of miscellaneous…