Republic of Lithuania:2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Publication Date:

June 30, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economy of Lithuania has been gathering momentum, following sluggish performance in 2015 and most of 2016. Real GDP expanded by 3.9 percent in the first quarter of 2017 after rising by 2.3 percent in 2016. Strong private consumption, on the back of robust wage growth and low inflation that supported purchasing power, has long been a main driver of growth. Building on recent momentum, economic growth should be strong in 2017, rising to 3.2 percent. Improving external conditions and a turnaround in European funds absorption, as well as high capacity utilization, should spur exports and investment.

Series:

Country Report No. 2017/177

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 30, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484305966/1934-7685

Stock No:

1LTUEA2017001

Pages:

45

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