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…

Turkmenistan: Berdimuhamedov not satisfied with low rate of maritime transport

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed dissatisfaction at a meeting of the government, pointing to low rates of cargo transportation by the State Service of Maritime and River Transportation. Berdimuhamedov noted that Turkmenistan’s transport system had considerable reserves of production capacity, allowing it to ensure increasing volumes of transportation of goods and passengers, including those traveling…

Estonia: September 2017 consumer price index up

According to the information released by Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index in September decreased by 0.1% compared to the previous month and increased by 3.7% YoY. Compared to September 2016, goods were 3.7% and services 3.5% more expensive. Regulated prices of goods and services have risen by 7.4% and non-regulated prices by 2.7% compared…