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During the year (in October 2016, compared to October 2015) the average level of consumer prices increased by 1.0 %. Prices of goods increased by 0.3 %, while prices of services grew by 2.9 %.


New data have been published in sections: Business Tendency; Employment and unemployment; Social security; Industry; Transport; Crop production; Livestock; Environment; Energy consumption in households.


In 2015 gross energy consumption in households, including fuels for transport, comprised 61 912 terajoules (TJ). Compared to 2010, the gross energy consumption has reduced by 16 %.


In 2015 out of the energy resources consumed in households 65 % were used for space heating, 18 % for water heating, 8 % for cooking and 9 % for other needs, including for lighting and electrical appliances. 


Compared to September 2015, industrial production output in September 2016 rose by 2.4 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). Production output in manufacturing increased by 5.6 %, in mining and quarrying by 1.1 %, but in electricity and gas supply it declined by 14.5 %. 


At the beginning of 2016 44 % of the population had made at least one online purchase over the year1, with the respective indicator having grown by 6 percentage points since the corresponding period of 2015. At the beginning of 2016, at least one online purchase during the year had been made by 45 % of women and 44 % of men. 


According to the flash estimate of the Central Statistical Bureau, in the 3rd quarter of 2016, as compared to the 2nd quarter, the gross domestic product value (seasonally and working days adjusted data) increased by 0.5 %.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Business Tendency; Wages and salaries; Trade and services; Tourism; Energy.


Compared to September 2015, total retail trade turnover in September 2016 rose by 0.5 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products decreased by 1.8 %, whereas the turnover of retail trade in non-food products increased by 1.6 %.


Compared to August, in September 2016 the level of construction costs in Latvia increased by 0.1 %. Prices of building materials, as well as maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment did not change significantly, whereas labour remuneration of workers grew by 0.5 %.

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