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Compared to April, the total retail trade turnover in May 2015 dropped by 0.9%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products declined by 1.6%, whereas turnover of non-food products – by 0.4%.


In 2014, the average forest regeneration costs in Latvia comprised EUR 557 – EUR 662 per hectare, depending on the forest land quality group. In 2013 these costs accounted for EUR 566 – EUR 630 per hectare.


Compared to April, level of construction costs in Latvia in May 2015 remained the same. Prices of building materials fell by 0.3%, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment – by 0.2%, but labour remuneration of workers increased by 1.1%.


New data have been published in sections: Government finances; Business Tendency; Wages and salaries; Education; Tourism; Energy.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Consumer prices; Producer prices; Population; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Labour costs; Social security; Fishery; Energy.


Compared to April producer prices in industry in May 2015 remained the same. Level of prices of products sold on the domestic market, as well as of exported products did not change. The prices of products exported to euro area countries increased by 0.3%, but of products exported to non-euro area countries - reduced by 0.2%.


The Central Statistical Burea of Latvia has published data which allow to analyze spatial structure of inhabited dwellings in cities under state jurisdiction (Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jēkabpils, Jūrmala, Liepāja, Rēzekne, Riga, Valmiera, Ventspils). Now anyone will have an opportunity to create thematic maps depicting number of dwellings, average area, year of construction, type of building and facilities of dwellings, as well as to use this data for spatial analysis. They are the most detailed open data characterizing inhabited dwellings in Latvia.


In 2014 the share of fuelwood in gross consumption of energy resources accounted for 30.8%, which is 7.3% more than in 2010 (23.5%). At the same time consumption of natural gas dropped by 7.4%, and in 2014 its share in gross consumption of energy resources amounted to 24.1%. Energy dependence has decreased from 43% in 2010 to 37% in 2014.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Population; Industry; Foreign trade.


In Riga, a high-level seminar in statistics of Eastern European, Caucasian and Central Asian countries discussed the draft Generic Statistical Law. The law will strengthen the institutional independence of statistical offices of the EECCA countries, impartiality of official statistics, and conformity with the UN Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice.

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