Estonia: healthcare costs up

Healthcare costs have increased by 397 million euros at current prices over the 2009-2015 period, 98 million euros of which fell into 2015, according to the National Institute for Health Development’s (TAI) newly-pubished analysis “Estonian healthcare costs 2015”. In 2015 state health insurance, i.e. the Estonian Healthcare Insurance Fund (EHIF), accounted for 64.8%, household co-financing…

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Ukraine: gas imports down in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine reduced imports of natural gas by 32.7% YoY (by 5.376 billion cubic meters), to 11.078 billion cubic meters, according to PJSC Ukrtransgaz. In December 2016 gas imports amounted to 1.659 billion cubic meters, up 3.7 times YoY (444 million cubic meters). Imports from Slovakia last month amounted to 1.303 billion cubic meters,…

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Georgia: GDP up in November 2016

Georgia’s real GDP expanded by 2% in November 2016, after a 1.3% growth in October, according to the preliminary data released by the State Statistics Office. Economy grew by 2.4% in the first eleven months of 2016, according to Geostat’s preliminary data. The 2016 economic growth forecast was reduced from 3% to 2.7% as a…

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