In 2016, the general government budget surplus accounted for EUR 3.4 mln or 0.01 % of the GDP, whereas the general government consolidated gross debt amounted to EUR 10 038.3 mln or 40.1 % of the GDP.
Compared to the same period a year ago, in the 1st quarter of 2017 in Latvia 365 children fewer were born (drop of 6.9 %).
New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Tourism; Foreign trade in goods; Forestry.
In February 2017 Latvian foreign trade turnover amounted to EUR 1.82 bln, which was 6.1 % higher than in February 2016 (at current prices), and the exports and imports values of goods were 5.7 % and 6.5 % higher, respectively.
During the year the average level of consumer prices increased by 3.4 %. Prices of goods grew by 3.5 % and prices of services by 3.0 %.
New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Employment and unemployment; Personal income; Crime and justice; Industry; Forestry.
Compared to the 1st half of 2016, in the 2nd half the average purchase prices of round timber kept declining, moreover, price drop has been recorded for the three recent years.
Compared to February 2016, in February 2017 industrial production output increased by 10.6 %.
New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Business Tendency; Wages and salaries; Labour costs; Trade and services; Industry; Transport; Livestock; Energy.
Compared to February 2016, in February 2017 the total retail trade turnover rose by 1.2 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products declined by 1.3 %, whereas turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 4.4 %.
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