wiiw Forecast Reports

LITHUANIA: Euro area within reach


Sebastian Leitner

in: Investment to the Rescue
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2014, March 2014 , pp. 55-57

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In July 2014 the EU Council will most likely approve Lithuania’s admission to the euro area, since the country fulfils all Maastricht criteria. For 2014 we expect GDP growth to rise to 3.6% and to further accelerate slightly in 2015 and 2016. An upswing of external demand this year and in 2015 and ongoing flourishing household consumption driven by strong wage developments bolster economic activity. From 2015 onwards public investments will provide for an additional impulse.


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

Countries covered: Lithuania