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New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Politics and religion; Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Enterprises finance; Enterprises finance; Population: Number and Change; Education; Foreign trade; Environment; Energy.


Compared to June, producer prices in industry in July 2014 rose by 0.2%. Over a year level of producer prices increased by 0.7%.


During the seven months of 2014, 12 488 newborns were registered, which is 554 babies more than in the same period of 2013. 6 186 marriages were registered this year, which is 383 more than in the seven months of the previous year.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Employment and unemployment; Foreign trade.


In the foreign trade of Latvia exports of goods increases, but imports – decreases. The volume of goods exported increased by 74.5 mln euros or 1.6%, but volume of imports reduced by 55.0 mln euros or 0.9% as compared to the first half of 2013.


Employment rate keeps increasing. In the 2nd quarter of 2014, 889.1 thsd or 59.3% of persons aged 15 - 74 were employed. A year ago - 57.9%.


In the first half of 2014, construction output volume at current prices accounted for EUR 680.4 million, over the year increasing by 15.8%.


In the second quarter of 2014 there were 106.2 thsd. unemployed persons aged 15-74 in Latvia; of which 17.7 thsd. or 16.7% were young people aged 15 – 24. 502.9 thsd persons aged 15 to 74 were economically inactive.  


Compared to 2012, in 2013 Latvia was the only Baltic country where the number of births increased. The number of newborns in Latvia grew by 699.


In June compared to May exports value decreased by 3.8%, and imports value - by 0.2%. Foreign trade balance slightly worsened as exports in total foreign trade value declined to 44.1%.

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