In December 2014 compared to previous month exports value of goods at current prices reduced by 11.2%, and imports value of goods – by 0.4%. In December Latvia exported goods in amount of 810.2 mln euros, but imported - in amount of 1 065.8 mln euros.
Compared to 2013 manufacturing turnover in 2014 according to calendar adjusted data (at current prices) decreased by 1.1%. In domestic market turnover declined by 0.9%, and in export - by 1.3%.
New data have been published in sections: Monetary poverty and income inequality; Personal income; Social security; Self-perceived health status; Industry.
Compared to 2013 industrial production volume in 2014 declined by 0.9%. It was affected by a decrease of 0.1% in production volume in manufacturing, and of 6.6% in electricity and gas supply.
In 2013, 645 thousand persons or 32.7% of the population in Latvia were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. It is 2.4 percentage points less than in 2012. The number of persons facing severe material deprivation also decreased significantly, from 24% in 2013 to 19.2% in 2014.
New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Business Tendency; Wages and salaries; Industry; Trade and services; Transport; General agricultural indicators; Livestock; Crop production; Energy.
In the 4th quarter of 2014, compared with the 3rd quarter of 2014, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) value (seasonally adjusted data) rose by 0.4%. Compared with the 4th quarter of 2013, GDP growth comprised 1.9%.
Compared with 2013, retail trade turnover, according to calendar adjusted data, in 2014 increased by 3.6%. Retail trade in food products grew by 3.6%, whereas retail trade of non-food products – by 3.7%.
Compared to the average level of 2013, construction costs in Latvia in 2014 grew by 0.4%. Labour remuneration of workers went up by 3.1%, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment – by 0.4%, but prices of building materials reduced by 0.4%.
New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Population: Number and Change; Tourism; Foreign trade.
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