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Congratulating Ventspils residents with city's 725th anniversary, the Central Statistical Bureau has compiled characteristics of Ventspils in numbers.


For the first time Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia has carried out survey and gathered data on the use of pesticides in orchards, vegetable and potato areas, greenhouse crops, as well as in maize areas. Using data obtained in 2014, as well as results from survey on the use of pesticides for cereals and rape that was carried out in 2012, information is obtained to estimate possible risk to environment and health caused by pesticides.


Compared to May, the total retail trade turnover in June 2015 rose by 0.8%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products rose by 1.6%, whereas turnover of non-food products – by 0.3%.


In the 2nd quarter of 2015, compared with the 1st quarter of 2015, Gross Domestic Product value (seasonally adjusted data) increased by 1.2%, according to flash estimate of the Central Statistical Bureau. In the 2nd quarter of 2015, compared to the corresponding period of 2014, GDP according to seasonally adjusted data has grown by 2.6%. According to seasonally non-adjusted data GDP has risen by 2.7%.


The latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) shows that in 2014 average monthly household consumption expenditure per household member comprised EUR 299 , which is EUR 1.24 or 0.4% less than in 2013. Taking into account increase of consumer prices by 0.6%, consumption expenditure at constant prices reduced by 1.0%.

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Industrial production output in June 2015
On manufacturing turnover in June 2015
On consumer price changes in July 2015
Foreign trade of Latvia in June 2015
On Labour Force Survey in 2nd quarter of 2015

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Resident population

Resident population in 1920, 1930, 1959, 1979, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2011, 2014 and 2015


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Inflation (consumer price changes)

In comparison with 2013 (2013=100), average consumer price level in 2014 increased by 0.6%.


Consumer price changes (annual average), as % of previous year, 2008 - 2014

Real GDP growth rate

Real GDP in the 2nd quarter of 2015 (GDP volume percentage change on previous year according to the chain-linked seasonally non-adjusted data) has increased by 2.7% (GDP flash estimate)


Real GDP growth rate by quarter

Greetings to @Ventspilslv in its 725th anniversary #Ventspils725
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In June retail trade turnover increased by 0.8%
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For the first time statistics on the use of pesticides for separate agricultural cultures was compiled
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In the 2nd quarter of 2015 gross domestic product rose by 1.2%
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Household consumption expenditure rose in households of residents of Riga
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Construction costs in June reduced by 0.5%
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Among the Baltic States the greatest birth rate growth in 2014 was registered in Latvia
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In the first half of 2015 the number of marriages grew by 544 cases
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In June level of producer prices in industry increased by 0.4%
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In 2014 significant growth was recorded in the number of overnight trips around Latvia
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