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Compared to March, in April 2018 level of producer prices in the Latvian industry rose by 0.6 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market went up by 1.0 % and prices of exported products by 0.3 %.


898.0 thousand people or 63.5 % of Latvia population aged 15–74 were employed in the 1st quarter of 2018. Over the year, employment rate grew by 1.9 percentage points and number of employed persons by 15.5 thousand. 


In the 1st quarter of 2018 Latvian unemployment rate constituted 8.2 %. Compared to the previous quarter, unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points, while compared to the corresponding quarter of the year before – by 1.2 percentage points. 


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Crime and justice; Social security; Health care and sport; Health and children`s health; Construction; Transport; Tourism; Energy.


In 2017 the amount of electricity produced in combined heat and power (CHP)1 plants comprised 3000.1 gigawatt hours (GWh), which constitutes 40 % of the total amount of electricity generated in Latvia. 

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Number of population of Latvia in 2017
Changes of construction costs in April 2018
Retail trade in April 2018
Changes of Gross Domestic Product in the 1st quarter of 2018
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Resident population

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Inflation (consumer price changes)

In comparison with 2016 (2016=100), average consumer price level in 2017 increased by 2.9 %.


Consumer price changes
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Real GDP growth rate

Real GDP in the 1st quarter of 2018 (GDP volume percentage change on previous year according to the chain-linked seasonally non-adjusted data) has increased by 4.3 % (Flash Estimate)


Real GDP growth rate by quarter

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