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In 2010 in the Republic of Latvia there were 71 active combined heat and power plant with total electrical capacity 947.5 megawatts (MW). These CHP plants produced 3050 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity and 4673 GWh of heat energy, and it is 58.7% of total volume of heat produced.


In 2010 in Latvia 83.1 thousand economically active farms managed 2807.1 thousand ha of land, of which 1787.2 thousand ha of utilised agricultural area.


In January - March 2011 total volume of goods in foreign trade of Latvia at current prices reached LVL 2934.3 million – an increase of LVL 812.4 million or 38.3%, if compared to January – March 2010. Of which export volume grew by LVL 389.4 million or 41.4%, but import volume – rose by LVL 423.0 million or 35.8%.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Personal income; Public order and justice; Housing; Construction; Industry; Transport; Foreign trade; Energy.


Compared to the 1st quarter of 2010, construction volume in the 1st quarter of 2011 has decreased by 15.1%, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices.


At the beginning of 2011 in Latvia there were 2 million 230 thousand persons, a drop of 18.7 thousand persons compared to the previous year.


In March 2011 the total foreign trade turnover at current prices comprised LVL 1128.1 million – 21.9% or LVL 202.6 million more than a month before and 38.8% or LVL 315.3 million more than in March 2010.


Compared to April of previous year, consumer prices have increased by 4.5%.


Compared to March 2010, manufacturing turnover in March 2011, according to calendar adjusted data, has increased by 20.9%, of which in domestic market – by 14.5% and in export – by 27.4%.

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