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Compared to April, in May 2016 the level of construction costs in Latvia increased by 0.2 %. Labour remuneration of workers went up by 1.2 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment increased by 0.1 %, whereas the prices of building materials went down by 0.2 %.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Population; Social security; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Environment; Energy.


Compared to April, in May 2016 the level of producer prices in the Latvian industry decreased by 0.2 %. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market decreased by 0.3 %, whereas for exported products it decreased by 0.1 %. The level of producer prices of exports to euro area countries dropped by 0.1 %, while it remained unchanged for exports to non-euro area countries.


In 2015 the gross consumption of energy in Latvia amounted to 188.7 petajoules (PJ), which was 1.4 % more than in 2014. No notable changes have occurred in energy consumption over the past ten years, and it has stayed rather stable. For comparison – in 2005, 192.1 PJ of energy were consumed in Latvia, which was only 1.8 % more than in 2015.


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

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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 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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