166 combined heat and power plants produce 51% of the total produced electricity and 69% of the total heat produced in Latvia. The number of CHP plants over the year has increased by 33.
New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Employment and unemployment; Construction; Housing; Foreign trade; Energy; Forestry.
In the 1st quarter Latvia exported goods in amount of 2.4 billion euros, but imported – of 2.9 billion euros. Compared to the 1st quarter last year, exports rose by 2.3% but imports dropped by 2.6%.
In the 1st quarter there were 881.7 thousand employed persons in Latvia or 58.6% of the total population aged 15–74, of which 69 thousand young peopleaged 15–24.
In the 1st quarter there were 118.7 thousand unemployed aged 15-74. Economically inactive 503.3 thsd. or one third of the Latvian population aged 15 - 74.
Construction keeps growing and in the 1st quarter of 2014 comprises EUR 254.3 mln. As compared to the 1st quarter of 2013 it is an increase of 24.6%.
In March Latvia exported goods in amount of 855.4 mln euros, but imported – of 1079.4 mln euros. Compared to February, exports value of goods at current prices rose by 7.3% and imports value of goods – by 14.5%.
Annual consumer prices in April 2014 rose by 0.7%. Prices of goods did not change, while prices of services grew by 2.6%. Compared to March, consumer price growth in April – 0.5%.
New data have been published in sections: Crime and justice; Social security; Industry; Transport; Livestock.
Compared to February, manufacturing turnover in March, fell by 2%, of which by 6.5% in domestic market. Export grew by 4.3%. Increase over a year – 2.1%.
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