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Compared to June, in July 2017 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 0.4 %. The prices of products sold on the domestic market increased by 0.5 %, whereas the prices of exported products grew by 0.3 %. 


Since the 2nd quarter of 2016 the employment rate has increased by 0.8 percentage points. In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Latvian employment rate (62.6 %) was the highest recorded since the 2nd quarter of 2008 (63.1 %).


In the 2nd quarter of 2017 the Latvian unemployment rate constituted 8.9 %. Compared to the previous quarter, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.5 percentage points, whereas, compared to the same period of the year before – by 0.6 percentage points.


694.2 thsd visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 2nd quarter of 2017, which is 13.3 % more than during the respective period of 2016.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Education; Construction; Foreign trade; Information technologies.


New data have been published in sections: Politics and religion; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Employment and unemployment; Social security; Tourism; Environment.


Compared to the corresponding period of 2016, in the 2nd quarter of 2017 construction output1 increased by 15.9 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices).


In June 2017 Latvian foreign trade turnover amounted to EUR 2.15 bln, which at current prices was 19.2 % more than in June 2016, of which the exports and imports values of goods were 12.2 % and 25.1 % higher, respectively.


During the year (in July 2017, compared to July 2016) the average level of consumer prices increased by 2.6 %. Prices of goods grew by 2.6 % and prices of services by 2.9 %.


New data have been published in sections: Business Tendency; Population; Employment and unemployment; Wages and salaries; Culture; Social security; Industry; Transport; Agricultural prices and price indices; Crop production; Livestock.

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