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Compared to July, in August 2016 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased by 0.6 %. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market increased by 0.9 %, whereas the prices of exported products rose by 0.2 %. The level of producer prices of exports to euro area countries increased by 0.4 %, and the level of prices of exports to non-euro area countries grew by 0.2 %.


At the end of the 1st half of 2016 in Latvia there were 891.2 thousand occupied posts, and the number thereof has declined by 3.2 thousand or 0.4 %, as compared to the end of the 1st half of 2015. During the year, the number of occupied posts in private sector dropped by 2.4 thousand or 0.4 %, falling down to 601.0 thousand. In public sector the number of occupied posts accounted for 290.3 thousand – a decrease of 0.8 thousand or 0.3 %, as compared to the corresponding period of 2015.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Labour costs; Indicators of foreign affiliates; Forestry.


Seasonally non-adjusted data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to the 2nd quarter of the previous year, in the 2nd quarter of 2016 hourly labour costs grew by 45 cents or by 6.4 %, reaching 7.50 euros per hour. According to seasonally adjusted data labour costs increased by 9.2 %.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Social security; Industry; Transport; Foreign trade.

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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
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Real GDP growth rate

Real GDP in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (GDP volume percentage change on previous year according to the chain-linked seasonally non-adjusted data) has increased by 2.1 %


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