Compared to February level of producer prices in the Latvian industry in March 2015 dropped by 0.1%. Prices of products sold on the domestic market reduced by 0.8%, prices of exported products rose by 0.6%.
Over the last four years the number of annually registered marriages has increased from 10.8 thsd in 2011 to 12.5 thsd in 2014. During the the first three months of this year 1 757 marriages have been concluded in Latvia, and it is 307 marriages or 21% more than in first quarter of 2014.
General government budget deficit at the end of 2014 comprised EUR 347 million or 1.4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The general government consolidated gross debt comprised EUR 9 633.2 million or 40.0 % of the GDP.
New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours.
The average age of inhabited dwellings in Latvia is 48 years: in cities - 46 years, and in rural areas - 51 years. Dwellings in Riga are on average 49 years old, in Pierīga region - 42, in Kurzeme - 52, in Vidzeme - 54, but in Zemgale and Latgale - 46 years old.
In 2014 as compared to 2013 the number of foreign travellers has increased by 7.3%. Foreign travellers crossed the border of Latvia 6.2 mln times and spent 668.5 mln euros, which is more by 60.2 mln euros or 9.9% than a year ago.
On April 24 in Riga, hotel "Radisson BLU Daugava", a conference for data users "Statistics for Knowledge Based Society" will take place. In this conference producers of official statistics – experts from Eurostat and CSB of Latvia – and data users – economists, scientists, representatives of ministries, enterprises and media – will discuss the meaning of statistics and share their experience on the use of statistics in decision making processes and in science.
New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Gross domestic product; Crime and justice; Housing; Industry; Foreign trade; Forestry.
Compared to March 2014, the average consumer price level in March 2015 grew by 0.4%. Prices of goods decreased by 0.4%, while prices of services grew by 2.7%. Compared to the previous 12 months, the average consumer price level over the last 12 months increased by 0.5%.
In February 2015 compared to January exports value of goods at current prices reduced by 2.0%, but imports value of goods – increased by 1.2%. In February Latvia exported goods in amount of 770.7 mln euros, but imported - in amount of 925.6 mln euros.
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