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Compared to June, in July 2016 the level of construction costs in Latvia grew by 0.3 %. Prices of building materials increased by 0.5 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment rose by 0.3 %, whereas labour remuneration of workers did not change significantly.


During the 2nd quarter of 2016, 612.9 thsd visitors stayed in Latvian accommodation establishments, which was 6.1 % more than during the corresponding period of the previous year. As compared to the 2nd quarter of 2015, the number of nights spent by visitors has increased by 6.6 %. On average, visitors stayed 1.9 nights in accommodation establishments.


New data have been published in sections: Politics and religion; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Population; Employment and unemployment; Environment; Energy.


Compared to June, in July 2016 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry decreased by 0.1 %. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market remained unchanged, whereas the prices of exported products fell by 0.3 %. The level of producer prices of exports to euro area countries dropped by 0.7 %, and the level of prices of exports to non-euro area countries decreased by 0.1 %.


On Monday, August 22 Central Statistical Bureau will start collecting data for the Farm Structure Survey 2016. The survey once in three years is conducted on all European Union Member States and European Economic Area countries, including Latvia. The first provisional results of the survey will be published in April 2017.

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Resident population

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Inflation (consumer price changes)

In comparison with 2014 (2014=100), average consumer price level in 2015 increased by 0.2%.


Consumer price changes
(annual average), as % of previous year,

Real GDP growth rate

Real GDP in the 1st quarter of 2016 (GDP volume percentage change on previous year according to the chain-linked seasonally non-adjusted data) has increased by 2.1 %


Real GDP growth rate by quarter

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