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Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) of Latvia for the first time has collected estimates for accrued-to-date pension entitlements (pension schemes liabilities) in social insurance. This is a new indicator introduced by the 2010 European System of National and Regional Accounts (ESA 2010) which in accordance with the statistical data transmission requirements set by the Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 2013 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union this year is published by all EU Member States on 2015 as a reference year. 


Compared to the 1st half of 2017, in the 2nd half of the year the average purchase prices of round timber in Latvia increased.


Compared to January, in February 2018 level of construction costs in Latvia grew by 0.3 %. Labour remuneration of workers rose by 0.9 %, while prices of building materials as well as maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment by 0.1 %.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Population: Number and Change; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Crime and justice.


Compared to 2016, in 2017 output of meat grew by 4.6 % and output of milk by 1.4 %.


Compared to January, in February 2018 level of producer prices in the Latvian industry rose by 0.5 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market grew by 0.7 %, but prices of exported products went up by 0.3 %. 


In 2017 there were 17.0 thou. job vacancies in Latvia, which is 2.6 thou. vacancies or 17.9 % more than in 2016.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Personal income; Labour costs; Industry; Transport; Tourism; Foreign trade in goods.


Compared to the 4th quarter of 2016, in the 4th quarter of 2017 hourly labour costs rose by 54 cents or 7.3 %, reaching EUR 8.02. Seasonally adjusted data show identical changes – rise of 7.3 %.


In 2017 the share of households admitting that pay for usual necessary expenses with difficulty or great difficulty constituted 43.6 %, which is 1.5 percentage points more than in 2016.

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