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In 2013, 645 thousand persons or 32.7% of the population in Latvia were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. It is 2.4 percentage points less than in 2012. The number of persons facing severe material deprivation also decreased significantly, from 24% in 2013 to 19.2% in 2014.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Business Tendency; Wages and salaries; Industry; Trade and services; Transport; General agricultural indicators; Livestock; Crop production; Energy.


In the 4th quarter of 2014, compared with the 3rd quarter of 2014, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) value (seasonally adjusted data) rose by 0.4%. Compared with the 4th quarter of 2013, GDP growth comprised 1.9%.


Compared with 2013, retail trade turnover, according to calendar adjusted data, in 2014 increased by 3.6%. Retail trade in food products grew by 3.6%, whereas retail trade of non-food products – by 3.7%.


Compared to the average level of 2013, construction costs in Latvia in 2014 grew by 0.4%. Labour remuneration of workers went up by 3.1%, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment – by 0.4%, but prices of building materials reduced by 0.4%.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Population: Number and Change; Tourism; Foreign trade.


Compared to 2013 average level of producer prices in Latvian industry in 2014 rose by 0.4%. The prices of products sold on the domestic market rose by 0.2%, whereas prices of exported products - by 0.6%.


Tomorrow, 22 January, the European Union (EU) Council Working Party on Statistics will host a meeting, for the first time chaired by Latvian experts. 


Compared to 2012 household disposable income in 2013 increased by 10.6%, and accounted for EUR 354 per household member monthly thus reaching the income level of 2008.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices.

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