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Compared to August, the level of construction costs in Latvia in September 2015 decreased by 0.4%. Prices of building materials went down by 0.6%, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment – by 0.5%, in turn labour remuneration of workers rose by 0.5%. Price drop of building materials was mostly affected by decrease in prices of road construction materials.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Government finances; Population: Number and Change; Tourism; Information technologies.


During the first nine months of 2015, 11 403 marriages were registered in Latvia, which is 1 189 marriages or 12% more than in the corresponding period of 2014. The number of marriages has been increasing already since 2011. 


Compared to August the level of producer prices in the Latvian industry in September 2015 decreased by 0.3%. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market went down by 0.4%, prices of exported products - by 0.1%. The level of prices of products exported to euro area countries decreased by 0.1% and of products exported to non-euro area countries - by 0.2%.


General government budget deficit at the end of 2014 amounted to EUR 366.1 mln or 1.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). General government consolidated gross debt reached EUR 9 625.7 mln or 40.6 % of GDP, according to the results of October 2015 general government budget deficit and debt notification compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), which has been drawn up in line with the methodology of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010).


On 20 October 2015, statisticians and data enthusiasts celebrate World Statistics Day. For this occasion opinion leaders representing different fields of economy share their vision of the role of data in their lives and in society as a whole.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Wages and salaries; Foreign trade.


In August 2015 as compared to July foreign trade turnover at current prices fell by 7.0%, of which exports value of goods reduced by 7.8% and imports value of goods – by 6.4%. In August Latvia exported goods in amount of 784.9 mln euros, but imported - in amount of 1 032.7 mln euros.


Compared to July manufacturing turnover in August 2015 according to seasonally adjusted data (at current prices) declined by 1.9%. Turnover decrease was mainly influenced by export - of 4.5% (reduction in Non-eurozone - of 4.9% and increase in Eurozone - of 3.1%). In turn, in domestic market turnover increased by 0.3%.


Compared to September 2014, the average consumer price level in September 2015 declined by 0.5%. Prices of goods decreased by 1.7%, while prices of services grew by 2.5%. Compared to the previous 12 months, the average consumer price level over the last 12 months, grew by 0.3%

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