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Compared to February, in March 2016 the level of producer prices in the Latvian industry decreased by 0.5 %. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market dropped by 0.6 %, and prices of exported products – by 0.4 %. The level of prices of goods exported to euro area countries grew by 0.4 %, while the level of prices of products exported to non-euro area countries decreased by 0.8 %


General government budget deficit at the end of 2015 accounted for EUR 306.2 mln or 1.3 % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and general government consolidated gross debt was EUR 8 871.7 mln or 36.4 % of GDP.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Monetary poverty and income inequality; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Foreign trade in goods.


Results of the European Health Interview Survey show that, in 2014 out of the total employed Latvia population 29.4 % were absent from work due to health problems. For comparison – in 2008, when previous health survey was conducted, there were 27.9 % such persons. 


In February 2016 as compared to January Latvia's foreign trade turnover at current prices increased by 10.8 %, of which exports value of goods rose by 9.5 % and imports value of goods – by 11.8 %. 


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Employment and unemployment; Crime and justice; Industry; Forestry.


Compared to March 2015, in March 2016 average level of consumer prices reduced by 0.6 %. Prices of goods decreased by 1.4 %, while prices of services increased by 1.6 %.


Compared to the 1st half of 2015, in 2nd half of 2015 average purchase prices of round timber in Latvia are still reducing. The sharpest reduction in coniferous tree segment was recorded in purchase prices of spruce logs in diameter up to 14 cm, while in deciduous tree segment – in purchase prices of black alder logs in diameter over 24 cm.


Due to interruption to water supply, the Central Statistical Bureau will be closed on 5 April, 12:00 - 17:00. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Compared to February 2015, in February 2016 industrial production output increased by 3.8 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). Of which rise in manufacturing comprised 4.3 %, in mining and quarrying – 3.0 %, and in electricity and gas supply – 2 %

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