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As compared to March, in April 2016 Latvian foreign trade turnover at current prices fell by 1.5 %, as exports value of goods rose only by 0.04 % and imports value – decreased by 2.7 %. In April, Latvia exported goods in the amount of 834.2 million euros, while imported – in the amount of 998.2 million euros.


During the year* (in May 2016, compared to May 2015) average level of consumer prices reduced by 0.8 %. Prices of goods decreased by 1.6 %, while prices of services grew by 1.3 %.


New data have been published in sections: Gross domestic product; Business Tendency; Enterprises finance; Investment;Employment and unemployment; Wages and salaries; Trade and services; Industry; Number of Enterprises;Transport; Crop production; Livestock.


Compared to April 2015, in April 2016 industrial production output dropped by 0.5 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices), of which by 0.3 % in manufacturing, by 8.6 % in mining and quarrying, and by 0.3 % in electricity and gas supply.


In 2015 population number grew in 16 out of 110 Latvia counties. Out of the 16 counties, 14 are located in Pierīga region. As compared to 2014, population number grew in 12 counties, all of which were located in Pierīga region.


As compared to the 1st quarter of 2015, in the 1st quarter of 2016 volume of freights carried by road and pipelines has diminished by 14 %. As compared to the corresponding period of 2015, the most notable drop was recorded in international rail freights – of 3.5 million tons or 21.5 %.


In the 1st quarter of 2016, compared with the 4th quarter of 2015, GDP at constant prices, according to seasonally adjusted data, increased by 0.1 %. In the 1st quarter of 2016 compared with the 1st of 2015, GDP grew by 1.5 % according to seasonally adjusted data, and by 2.1 % - according to seasonally non-adjusted data.


Compared to April 2015, total retail trade turnover in April 2016 rose by 1.8 %. Retail trade in food products decreased by 0.4 %, whereas retail turnover in non-food products increased by 3.0 %.   


In the 1st quarter of 2016 average monthly gross wages and salaries in the country constituted 827 euros. As compared to the 1st quarter of 2015, average wages and salaries grew by 5.3 %, moreover growth rate was lower than a year ago.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Business Tendency; Population; Wages and salaries; Tourism; Transport; Energy.

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