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


During the year (in February 2017, compared to February 2016) the average level of consumer prices increased by 3.3 %. Prices of goods grew by 3.4 % and prices of services by 3.0 %.


Aija Žīgure, President of the Central Statistical Bureau, gave a speech during the opening of the 48th session of the United Nations (UN) Statistical Commission on 7 March in New York, at the General Assembly Hall. 


In the Baltic states representation of women in decision-making is low, however women number tends to prevail in judiciary posts. 


Compared to January 2016, in January 2017 industrial production output rose by 4.7 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices).


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Business Tendency; Enterprises finance; Investment; Housing conditions;Minimum income level;Employment and unemployment; Personal income; Wages and salaries; Education; Crime and justice; Trade and services;Industry; Transport; Tourism; Foreign trade; Livestock; Energy.


In 2016 monthly housing costs in Latvian households on average amounted to 140 euros, which is 1.6 % less than in 2015. Households living in Riga on their dwelling spent on average 167 euros monthly, while in regions these costs were lower.


As compared to 2015, in 2016 the volume of freights carried by land and pipeline transport has decreased by 8.1 million tonnes or 6.6 %. The most notable drop in the volume of freights carried was recorded in rail transport – of 7.8 million tonnes or 14.1 %. 


Compared to January 2016, total retail trade turnover in January 2017 rose by 3.7 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products declined by 0.1 %, whereas turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 5.9 %.


In 2016, as compared to 2015, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 2.0 %. In 2016, GDP at current prices amounted to EUR 25 bln, whereas at constant prices – to EUR 21.8 bln.

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