wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts

Lithuania: Economy continues to recover


Sebastian Leitner

in: Double-dip Recession over, yet no Boom in Sight
wiiw Current Analyses and Forecasts No. 11, March 2013 , pp. 79-82

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The new Lithuanian centre-left coalition government headed by the Social Democrats raised mini- mum wages considerably which will bolster growth of household consumption. Public investment in the transport infrastructure will further trigger domestic demand, while lively Russian demand keeps the current account deficit low. Focusing on demand-side growth policies and a reduction of in-work poverty the Lithuanian government refrains from aiming at euro area accession as early as possible.


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Countries covered: Lithuania