Monthly Report No. 2/2015


Vasily Astrov, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Michael Landesmann, Olga Pindyuk and Robert Stehrer

wiiw Monthly Report No. 2, February 2015
43 pages including 4 Tables and 27 Figures

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  • Graph of the month: Energy sector – selected indicators (p. 1)
  • Opinion corner: Is there any Chance of a Compromise in the Greek Crisis? (by Michael Landesmann; pp. 2-3)
  • Natural gas and electricity prices in the EU and its major industrial competitors (by Vasily Astrov and Doris Hanzl-Weiss; pp. 4-10)
  • Energy cost shares and energy intensities in manufacturing: comparing the EU with its major external competitors (by Robert Stehrer; pp. 11-14)
  • Energy intensity, energy cost shares and industrial competitiveness (by Sandra Leitner, Vasily Astrov, Robert Stehrer and Olga Pindyuk; pp. 15-19)
  • Recommended reading (p. 20)
  • Statistical Annex: Monthly and quarterly statistics for Central, East and Southeast Europe (pp. 21-42)


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Monthly Database

Keywords: energy sector, energy prices, international finance, foreign debt, energy intensity, competitiveness

Countries covered: China, European Union, Japan, Russia, USA, Greece

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI, Sectoral studies