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The value of export of Latvia has increased in May 2006 by 5.0% or 12.9 million lats in comparison with the preceding month, and by 10.1% or 25.0 million lats in comparison with May 2005.

The average level of consumer prices in June 2006, in comparison with May 2006, grew by 0.3%

Compared to April, the turnover of retail trade in current pricesin May of this year has slightly increased by 6.5%, while, compared to May 2005, it has increased by 20.8%.


During 1st quarter of 2006, a survey amongst population was carried out regarding their travel within the boundaries of Republic of Latvia and outside them. Residents in the age from 15 to 74 were inquired.


Compared to April, producer prices in Latvian industry in May 2006 increased by 1.4%,


A survey on usage of information and communications technologies (ICT) was carried out by CSB with financial support of European Commission. The main purpose of the survey was to obtain data on usage of computers and Internet in households and amongst population.


The value of exports in April 2006 decreased by 4.2% or 11.3 mln lats compared to the previous month but increased by 4.1% or 10.1 mln lats compared to April 2005, reaching 258.4 mln lats.

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