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New data have been published in sections: Natural resources; Consumer prices; Government finances; Social security; Trade and Services; Construction; Industry; Tourism; Crop production; Forestry; Environmental protection.


The survey on the domestic trips of Latvian population conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau show that in the 1st quarter of 2010 the number of travellers who stayed at hotels or other accommodation establishments during their trip has increased by one third. Also the number of business trips has increased.


Price growth of goods and services related to housing maintenance and food, as well as price reduction of goods and services related to transport, clothing and footwear had the greatest influence on consumer price changes.


Compared to 2008 total one cubic meter average harvest costs in final felling in 2009 reduced by 30%, but in intermediate felling retained approximately the same level. In 2009 total one cubic meter average harvest costs in final felling constituted LVL 8.88, but in intermediate felling – LVL 15.19.


Compared to April 2010, industrial production volume in May 2010 grew by 0.3%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Personal income; Wages and salaries; Trade and services; Energy.


Compared to April, construction costs in May 2010 on average decreased by 0.1%.


On July 1, 2010 CSB in cooperation with the Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre (LRATC) initiates the second stage of the information acquisition for the Agricultural Census. Within the framework of this stage the interviewers of the LRATC in July and August will visit farms on which information in spring was not obtained and will take the interviews in farms.


Compared to April, total retail trade turnover in May 2010 has decreased by 0.4%, according to seasonally adjusted data, calculating at constant prices.


In 2009 total costs of energy resources comprised LVL 1918.0 mln (excluding value added tax). And it is 17.5% less than in 2008.

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