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Compared to March, in April 2017 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry grew by 0.1 %. 


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Population; Crime and justice; Social security; Real Estate; Tourism; Energy.


Since the 1st quarter of 2016 the employment rate has increased by 0.6 percentage points. In the 1st quarter of 2017, in Latvia there were 882.5 thousand employed persons or 61.6 % of the population aged 15–74.


In the 1st quarter of 2017 the Latvian unemployment rate constituted 9.4 %. Compared to the previous quarter, the unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points, whereas, compared to the same period of the year before, the rate reduced by 0.9 percentage points.


In 2016 the volume of electricity produced in combined heat and power plants kept increasing and accounted for 3 767.4 gigawatt hours, which constitutes 59 % of the total volume of electricity generated in Latvia.

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Changes of construction costs in April 2017
Retail trade in April 2017
Number of population in Latvia in 2016
Changes of wages and salaries in 1st quarter of 2017
Changes of Gross Domestic Product in the 1st quarter of 2017

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Resident population

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Inflation (consumer price changes)

In comparison with 2015 (2015=100), average consumer price level in 2016 increased by 0.1 %.


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

Real GDP growth rate

Real GDP in the 4th quarter of 2016 (GDP volume percentage change on previous year according to the chain-linked seasonally non-adjusted data) has increased by 2.6 %


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