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Compared to 2016, in 2017 industrial production output increased by 8.5 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). The rise was influenced by the upturn in manufacturing (of 8.2 %), mining and quarrying (18.5 %) and electricity and gas supply (8.2 %). 


New data have been published in sections: Employment and unemployment; Wages and salaries; Social security; Trade and services; Transport; Agricultural prices and price indices; Crop production; Livestock.


On 1 February, Central Statistical Bureau will launch annual population survey on income and living conditions. Respondents will be asked about household composition, social and economic characteristics of household members, housing conditions, income, self-perceived health status, social exclusion and material deprivation indicators, as well as population well-being.


Compared to 2016, in 2017 total retail trade turnover rose by 4.2 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 3.9 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, grew by 5.1%, whereas turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 2.9 %.


In the 4th quarter of 2017, compared to the 3rd quarter of 2017, the gross domestic product value (seasonally and calendar adjusted data) increased by 0.3 %.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Business Tendency; Forestry; Energy.


Compared to December 2016, in December 2017 the level of construction costs in Latvia increased by 3.1 %.Labour remuneration of workers increased by 7.5 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment - by 2.3 %, but prices of building materials - by 1.8 %.


The number of students accounted for 81.6 thousand in the academic year 2017/2018, indicating a decline of 1.6 % over the year. During the past decade, due to the population decline, the number of students has reduced by 43.8 thousand or 35 %.


Compared to December 2016, in December 2017 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 3.1 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market rose by 3.0%, while prices of exported products went up by 3.3 %. 


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Population: Number and Change; Self-perceived health status–annual data;Monetary poverty and income inequality; Farm Structure Survey - survey 2016.

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