Flash estimate of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) shows that, compared to the 4th quarter of 2015, in the 1st quarter of 2016 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) value dropped slightly – by 0.1 %, according to seasonally adjusted data.
Calendar adjusted data show that, compared to March 2015, in March 2016 total retail trade turnover rose by 0.3 %. Retail trade in food products grew by 1.0 %, whereas retail trade in non-food products – by 0.2 %.
As compared to 2014, in 2015, due to 15.8 % decrease in price indices of livestock products, especially decline in milk prices, price indices of agricultural output decreased by 7.5 %. Price indices of crop products grew by 2.3 %.
Compared to February 2016, in March 2016 level of construction costs in Latvia grew by 0.2 %. Labour remuneration of workers went up by 0.7 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment – by 0.3 %, while prices of building materials went down by 0.1 %.
In 2015, 6.8 mln foreign travellers visited Latvia, which is 9.5 % more than in 2014. Last year foreign travellers spent EUR 742.2 mln in Latvia (excluding transport costs), which is EUR 73.7 mln or 11 % more than in 2014.
Industrial production in March 2016
On consumer price changes in April 2016
On foreign trade in March 2016
On Labour Force Survey in 1st quarter of 2016
Activities of CHP plants in 2015
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