GDP in Lithuania
Lithuania - GDP
GDP growth hits over 13-year high amid low base effect
According to a second estimate released on 31 August, GDP rose 7.8% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021, quickening from the 1.5% increase tallied in Q1 2021. The reading was revised up from the preliminary estimate of a 6.9% expansion and marked an over 13-year high growth rate. That said, a low base effect propped up the year-on-year reading, as evidenced by a slowdown in GDP growth in quarter-on-quarter terms (Q2: +0.4% s.a. qoq; Q1: +2.2% s.a. qoq).
The second quarter’s annual improvement came amid looser restrictions throughout the quarter and a swifter vaccination campaign. The reading was driven by a marked acceleration in private spending, which grew 13.6% annually in Q2, following Q1’s 0.6% rise. Moreover, government spending rebounded, after contracting at the sharpest rate in over three years in the previous quarter (Q2: +0.5% yoy; Q1: -0.9% yoy), while fixed investment growth quickened to 22.6% year-on-year in the quarter, gaining traction from Q1’s 6.3% increase.
On the external front, growth in exports of goods and services gained considerable momentum in Q2, clocking 25.4% on an annual basis (Q1: +5.0% yoy). Likewise, imports growth rose to 31.5% annually, following a mild 2.5% uptick in the previous quarter. Although both results marked the fastest growth rates on record, they were similarly bolstered by a favorable base effect.
FocusEconomics analysts see the economy rebounding and growing 3.9% in 2021, which is up 0.3 percentage points from last month’s projection. In 2022, the economy is expected to grow 3.9%.
Lithuania - GDP Data
|Economic Growth (GDP, annual variation in %)||2.0||2.6||4.2||3.6||3.9|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
Lithuania GDP Chart
Source: Statistics Lithuania and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||0.43||0.0 %||Dec 30|
Get a sample report showing our regional, country and commodities data and analysis.
Request a Trial
Start working with the reports used by the world’s major financial institutions, multinational enterprises & government agencies now. Click on the button below to get started.
August 31, 2021
According to a second estimate released on 31 August, GDP rose 7.8% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021, quickening from the 1.5% increase tallied in Q1 2021.
August 21, 2021
Industrial output increased 13.0% in year-on-year terms in July, moderating from June's 21.2% increase.
August 10, 2021
Consumer prices increased 0.71% in July over the previous month, up from June’s 0.55% rise.
July 30, 2021
GDP rose 6.9% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021, according to preliminary data.
July 23, 2021
Industrial output rose 20.7% year-on-year in June (May: +26.2% yoy).