In the first eight months of this year 14 368 newborns were registered in the country, which is 576 babies more than in the corresponding period of 2013. During this period of time 8 440 marriages were registered in Latvia, which is 324 marriages more than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Compared to July, producer prices in industry in August 2014 have not changed. Compared to August of the previous year, the overall level of producer prices in industry increased by 0.5%.
At the end of the first half of 2014 there were 872.5 thsd occupied posts in the country, which is 2.2 thsd posts or 0.2% less than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
The average purchase prices of round timber in the 1st half of 2014 as compared to the 2nd half of 2013 continued to increase.
New data have been published in sections:Consumer prices; Producer prices; Industry;Indicators of foreign affiliates; Business demography; Foreign trade.
Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2013 hourly labour costs in the 2nd quarter of 2014 grew by 51 cents per hour or by 8.6%, reaching EUR 6.58.
In July 2014 compared to June exports value of goods at current prices rose by 9.0%, and imports value of goods – by 6.9%. Foreign trade balance slightly improved as exports in total foreign trade value increased to 44.6% (in June – 44.1%).
New data have been published in sections: Crime and justice; Industry; Science.
Compared to June manufacturing turnover in July 2014 grew by 0.7%. Compared to July 2013, manufacturing turnover in industry decreased by 1.7%, of which in domestic market by 3.9%. In export there was a growth of 1.4%.
Compared to August 2013, the average consumer price level in August 2014, rose by 0.8%. Prices of goods decreased by 0.1%, while prices of services grew by 3.2%.
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