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In September 2016 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased by 0.3 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market increased by 0.1 %, whereas the prices of exported products rose by 0.4 %. The level of producer prices of exports to euro area countries increased by 0.6 %, while the level of prices of exports to non-euro area countries grew by 0.3 %.


Today, on 20 October, the European statistical community for the first time will celebrate the European Statistics Day. The day aims at raising awareness about the importance of official statistics in society and decision-making by telling about the value of independent, impartial, qualitative and internationally comparable data. This year, the motto of the European Statistics Day states – BETTER DATA. BETTER LIVES.


In 2015, the general government budget deficit amounted to EUR 309.0 mln or 1.3 % of the gross domestic product (GDP), whereas the general government consolidated gross debt amounted to EUR 8 846.3 mln or 36.3 % of the GDP.


63.5 % of enterprises in Latvia had a website at the beginning 2016, which was 4.5 percentage points more than in 2015. Similarly to previous years, at the beginning of the present year a website was set up by most of the accommodation service and information and communication service providers (95.6 % and 93.6 %, respectively). 


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices;Structural Business Statistics; Foreign trade in goods; Number of Enterprises.

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Number of registered marriages, number of births and deaths in Latvia in 9 month of 2016
Internet usage habits of Latvian population
On changes of construction costs in September 2016
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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
(annual average), as % of previous year,

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 %


Real GDP growth rate by quarter

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