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New data have been published in sections: Industry; Energy.


The Central Statistical Bureau is starting the second stage of data collection for the Farm Structure Survey 2016, during which respondents will be interviewed in person at their holdings and via telephone. Farmers still have the opportunity of submitting their data electronically on until 1 December.


Compared to August 2015, in August 2016 industrial production output declined by 0.6 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). This was influenced by a production output drop in electricity and gas supply (of 15.7 %), as there was a decline in the amount of electricity produced at cogeneration plants, as well as in mining and quarrying (of 6.1 %). In turn, production output in manufacturing increased by 2.8 %.


New data have been published in sections: Gross domestic product; Producer prices; Business Tendency; Employment and unemployment; Wages and salaries; Social security; Trade and services; Industry; General agricultural indicators; Crop production; Livestock; Energy.


Compared to August 2015, total retail trade turnover in August 2016 rose by 1.1 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products decreased by 2.3 %, whereas the turnover of retail trade in non-food products increased by 2.8 %.


Compared to July, in August 2016 the level of construction costs in Latvia dropped by 0.4 %. Prices of building materials decreased by 0.8 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment reduced by 0.1 %, whereas labour remuneration of workers did not witness any significant changes.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Consumer prices; Producer prices; Population: Number and Change; Tourism; Gross domestic product.


Compared to July, in August 2016 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased by 0.6 %. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market increased by 0.9 %, whereas the prices of exported products rose by 0.2 %. The level of producer prices of exports to euro area countries increased by 0.4 %, and the level of prices of exports to non-euro area countries grew by 0.2 %.


At the end of the 1st half of 2016 in Latvia there were 891.2 thousand occupied posts, and the number thereof has declined by 3.2 thousand or 0.4 %, as compared to the end of the 1st half of 2015. During the year, the number of occupied posts in private sector dropped by 2.4 thousand or 0.4 %, falling down to 601.0 thousand. In public sector the number of occupied posts accounted for 290.3 thousand – a decrease of 0.8 thousand or 0.3 %, as compared to the corresponding period of 2015.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Labour costs; Indicators of foreign affiliates; Forestry.

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