Bank of Lithuania

During the shock period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of daily indicators in making decisions concerning the economic, financial and business stability has significantly increased. To this end, the Bank of Lithuania has undertaken to update and publish high-frequency data on the Lithuanian labour and energy markets as well as global financial indicators every Thursday. The latest data provides the most recent picture of the country’s economic and financial health, its developments and the prevailing sentiment in the financial markets.

Last update: 21/05/2020

Macroeconomic environment in Lithuania

Daily issuance of certificates of incapacity for work (cumulative amount)

Dismissal and recruitment notifications (cumulative amount)

Job-seekers and unemployed persons, registered unemployment 

Unemployment in Lithuania as registered by the Employment Service (2008–April 2020)





Electricity consumption (7-day moving average)


Actual electricity consumption and annual change in electricity consumption (7-day moving average)


Financial markets and the international environment

Euro area ten-year sovereign bond yields

Brent and WTI crude oil prices

Euro area corporate bond yields

Global stock indices

Indicators of Northern European banks

Price of shares (daily data)

Credit default swaps (CDS) (daily data)

Swedish real estate price index (Nasdaq OMX Valueguard-KTH Housing Index HOX) 

Loans granted by market participants

Monthly flow of new loans to non-financial corporations (2004–April* 2020) 

* Provisional data.

Monthly flow of new loans to households (2005–April* 2020)

* Provisional data.

Interest rates on new loans (2004–April* 2020) 

* Provisional data.

Annual loan growth rate (2010–April* 2020) 

* Provisional data.

Monthly flow of renegotiated loans to households (2016– April* 2020)

* Provisional data.

Monthly flow of pure new loans to households (2016– April* 2020)

* Provisional data.

Monthly flow of new loans to non-financial corporations (2016–April* 2020)

* Provisional data.


Quantitative easing

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Bank of Lithuania, together with the Eurosytem, started implementing the pandemic emergency purchase programme (PEPP) which has an overall envelope of €750 billion. Moreover, the expanded asset purchase programme has also been implemented since March 2015. The Bank of Lithuania organises auctions for the purchase of domestic Republic of Lithuania government securities, while securities issued in international markets are purchased by the central bank on the secondary market through bilateral transactions. When announcing the results of purchases under the public sector purchase programme (PSPP), the Bank of Lithuania follows the same transparency policy as other euro area national central banks and the ECB. The value of securities purchased (held) by the Bank of Lithuania for monetary policy purposes is published once a month on the ECB website. On a weekly basis, the Eurosystem publishes the aggregate book value of securities purchased under the PSPP, while on a monthly basis – their total amounts and weighted average maturities for each country.

Purchases of domestic Republic of Lithuania government securities

Domestic government securities purchased as of 2020 (cumulative amount)

Last update: 25-05-2020