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New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Foreign trade in goods; Environment; Energy.


In September 2017 Latvian foreign trade turnover amounted to EUR 2.28 billion, which at current prices was 13.3 % more than in September 2016, of which the exports value of goods was 7.7 % and imports value of goods was 18.4 % higher.


During the year (in October 2017, compared to October 2016) the average level of consumer prices rose by 2.8 %. Prices of goods grew by 2.8 % and prices of services by 2.9 %.


New data have been published in sections: Business Tendency; Employment and unemployment; Wages and salaries; Social security; Trade and services; Industry Transport; Agricultural prices and price indices; Crop production; Livestock; Environment; Information technologies.


Compared to September 2016, in September 2017 industrial production output1 increased by 12.9 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices).


Compared to September 2016, in September 2017 total retail trade turnover rose by 4.9 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 5.7 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, grew by 7.4 %, whereas turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel fell by 1.7 %.


Compared to the 2nd quarter, in the 3rd quarter of 2017, Gross Domestic Product according to both seasonally and calendar adjusted data grew by 1.5 %.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Business Tendency; Forestry; Energy.


In September 2017 the level of construction costs in Latvia grew by 0.2 %. Labour remuneration of workers rose by 0.5 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment by 0.2 %, and prices of building materials by 0.1 %.


At the beginning of 2017, 78.5 % of Latvia population aged 16–74 used Internet on regular basis (at least once a week). Since 2010, the indicator has risen by 16 percentage points, whereas compared to the previous year – by 1.5 percentage points.

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