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During the year (in September 2017, compared to September 2016) the average level of consumer prices increased by 2.9 %. Prices of goods increased by 2.9 % and prices of services by 3.0 %.


New data have been published in sections: Employment and unemployment; Industry; Energy.


Compared to August 2016, in August 2017 industrial production output1 increased by 12.1 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). 


Over the last decade, household expenditure on pets, related products and veterinary services, which is among the costs growing the most sharply, increased 3.6 times. 


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Gross domestic product indicators; Business Tendency; Health care and sport; Wages and salaries; Construction; Trade and services; Industry; Structural Business Statistics; Foreign trade; Agricultural prices and price indices; Livestock; Energy.


Compared to August 2016, total retail trade turnover in August 2017 rose by 5.3 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 7.7 %, while turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 4.1 %.


Compared to July, in August 2017 the level of construction costs in Latvia grew by 0.1 %. Maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment rose by 0.4%, labour remuneration of workers1 decreased by 0.1 %, whereas prices of building materials did not change significantly.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Consumer prices; Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Population: Number and Change; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Environment.


In 2016 the average size of agricultural holding constituted 43.2 ha, which is 15.5 % more than in 2013 when the average land area per holding accounted for 37.4 ha. The total standard output (SO)1 has risen by 24.5 %.


Compared to July, in August 2017 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 0.1 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market, as well as those of exported products grew by 0.1 %.

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