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New data have been published in sections: Politics and religion; Producer prices; Population; Wages and salaries; Tourism; Livestock; Energy.


Compared to the corresponding period of 2009, the unit value in the 2nd quarter of 2010 increased by 8.3 % for exported goods and by 4.2 % for imported goods.


In comparison with the 2nd quarter of 2009, number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments¹ in the 2nd quarter of 2010 increased by 8.3% and comprised 320.0 thsd people.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Indicators of banks; Household budget; Health care and sport; Industry.


Compared to June, producer prices in Latvian industry in July 2010 did not change. Over the year (compared to July 2009) producer prices have increased by 6.2%.


Number of unemployed and their share in economically active population has reduced. In the 2nd quarter of 2010 there were 225.8 thsd unemployed or 19.4% of the economically active population (both employed and unemployed). In the 1st quarter of 2010 mentioned indicators comprised 235.4 thsd persons and 20.4%.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Population; Personal income; Housing; Construction; Industry; Foreign trade; Environmental protection.


Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2009, construction volumes in 2nd quarter of 2010 have decreased by 35.3%, according to working day adjusted data at constant prices. Of which volume of buildings constructed reduced by 36.7%, but volume of civil engineering structures - by 34.5%.


In January - June 2010 total volume of goods in foreign trade of Latvia at current prices reached LVL 4562.0 mln – an increase of LVL 576.2 mln or 14.5%, if compared to January – June 2009.


Compared to corresponding quarter of previous year, the number of building permits granted for the construction of residential and non-residential buildings, as well as for capital repairs, reconstruction and restoration of such buildings in 2nd quarter of 2009 has decreased.

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