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Compared to the same period of 2008, the unit value (UV) in the 2nd quarter of 2009 decreased by 10.8% for exported goods, but for imported goods - by 6.8%.
In comparison with 2nd quarter of 2008, number of visitors in hotels and other collective accommodation establishments in the 2nd quarter of 2009 decreased by 30% and comprised 295.4 thsd persons.
New data in sections Prices, Employment and unemployment, Industry, Construction, Indicators of banks have been published.
Compared to June, producer prices in Latvian industry in July 2009 decreased by 0.3%, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Over the year (compared to July 2008) producer prices have decreased by 8.4%.
Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2008 construction in Latvia in 2nd quarter of 2009 decreased by 32.4% (working day adjusted data at constant prices). Of which volume of buildings constructed reduced by 47.3%, but volume of civil engineering structures - by 15.8%.
Totally 999.3 thsd persons (55.9% of the total number of population aged 15-74 years) in the country were employed.
New data in sections Industry, Prices, Foreign trade, Construction, Housing, Personal income have been published.
In January - June 2009 total volume of goods in foreign trade of Latvia at current prices reached 3897.5 mln lats – a decrease of 2126.6 mln lats or 35.3%, if compared to January – June 2008. Of which exports volume decreased by 584.0 mln lats or 26.4%, but imports value – by 1542.6 mln lats or 40.5%.
During the 2nd quarter of 2009 construction management authorities granted 654 building permits for the construction of single dwelling buildings with total floor space 130.8 thsd m2, and it is 36% less than in the 2nd quarter of 2008.
In June 2009 compared to May 2009 manufacturing turnover at current prices (according to seasonally adjusted data) has increased by 2.5%, of which in domestic market - by 2.1% and in exports - by 3.1%.
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