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New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Business Tendency; Enterprises finance; Investment; Employment and unemployment; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Wages and salaries; Trade and services; Transport; Number of Enterprises; Agricultural prices and price indices; Livestock; Energy; Information technologies.


Compared to the nine months of 2016, during the nine months of 2017 the volume of freights carried by land and pipelines increased by 2.3 million tonnes or 2.7 % and freight turnover by 3 %.


Compared to October 2016, in October 2017 total retail trade turnover rose by 4.5 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 4.5 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, grew by 6.3 %, whereas turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel fell by 1.8 %.


Compared to the 2nd quarter, in the 3rd quarter of 2017 the gross domestic product (GDP) at constant prices increased by 1.5 % (according to revised, seasonally and calendar adjusted data). Compared to the corresponding period of 2016, in the 3rd quarter of this year the GDP grew by 5.8 % according to seasonally and calendar non-adjusted data and by 6.2 % according to adjusted data.


In the 3rd quarter of 2017 the average gross wages and salaries for full-time work comprised 925 euros. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016, the average earnings have increased by 65 euros or 7.5 %.


Compared to September, in October 2017 the level of construction costs in Latvia rose by 0.3 %. Labour remuneration of workers went up by 0.5 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment by 0.4 %, and prices of building materials by 0.2 %.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Investment; Population; Social security; Industry.


In 2016 social protection expenditure in Latvia accounted for EUR 3 783.6 mln and, compared to 2015, it has grown by EUR 151 mln or 4.2 %. Expenditure on unemployment rose by 19.2 %, on sickness and heath care by 6.5 %, and on support for families and children by 6.0 %.


Compared to September, in October 2017 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry dropped by 0.2 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market decreased by 0.5 %, while prices of exported products went up by 0.1 %. 


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Employment and unemployment; Construction; Structural Business Statistics; Tourism.

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