Compared to April 2014 the average consumer price level in April 2015 grew by 0.5%. Prices of goods decreased by 0.4%, while prices of services grew by 2.9%.
In March 2015 compared to February exports value of goods at current prices grew by 12.2%, but imports value of goods – by 14.2%. In March Latvia exported goods in amount of 864.7 mln euros, but imported - in amount of 1 057.2 mln euros.
Compared to February manufacturing turnover in March 2015 according to seasonally adjusted data (at current prices) increased by 3.6%. In domestic market turnover grew by 2.8%, and in export - by 4.5% (of which in Eurozone - by 10.4%, and in Non-eurozone - by 0.6%)
New data have been published in sections: Industry; Transport.
Compared to February industrial production volume in March (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) increased by 10.9%. Production growth of 7.1% in manufacturing sector was mostly promoted by growth in manufacture of basic metals (JSC "KVV Liepājas metalurgs" started production).
New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Business Tendency; Material deprivation; Wages and salaries; Social security; Trade and services; Industry; Transport; General agricultural indicators; Crop production; Livestock; Energy.
In the 1st quarter of 2015, compared with the 4th quarter of 2014, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) value (seasonally adjusted data) increased by 0.4%. Compared with the corresponding period of 2014, according to seasonally adjusted data, GDP rose by 2.1%.
Compared to February, the total retail trade turnover in March 2015 rose by 0.7%. Retail trade in food products declined by 0.6%, whereas turnover of non-food products rose by 1.6%.
Compared to February, level of construction costs in Latvia in March 2015 reduced by 0.1%. Prices of building materials dropped by 0.4%, but labour remuneration of workers increased by 0.1% and maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment – by 0.2%.
In 2014 as compared to 2013 producer prices in agriculture decreased by 8.2%. Producer prices of crop products dropped by 10.6% and of livestock products - by 5.9%.
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