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Lithuania Economic Snapshot

Economic Forecast Summary (November 2019)

Reform Priorities (July 2019)

Economic Survey of Lithuania

Since renewed independence in 1991 and transition from a centrally planned to a market economy, Lithuania has substantially raised well-being of its citizens. Thanks to a market-friendly environment the country grew faster than most OECD countries over the past ten years. The financial system is resilient, and fiscal positions stabilised after a long period of deficits and rising debt. Yet productivity has remained subdued due to stringent labour market regulations, informality and skills mismatch. Wage and income inequality are high, fuelling emigration. The population is ageing fast and declining, particularly because of emigration, putting pressure on the pension system. A wide-reaching labour market, unemployment benefits and pension reform entitled “New Social Model” implemented in 2017 is expected to reinvigorate inclusive growth and underpin the sustainability of public finances.

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