As compared to the 3rd quarter of 2015, in the 3rd quarter of 2016 the volume of freights carried by land and pipeline transport has decreased by 1.8 million tonnes or 5.5 %. The most notable drop in the volume of freights carried was recorded in rail transport – of 2.3 million tonnes or 18.9 %.
Compared to October 2015, total retail trade turnover in October 2016 rose by 0.2 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products decreased by 2.7 %, whereas the turnover of retail trade in non-food products increased by 2.0 %.
In the 3rd quarter of 2016, as compared to the 2nd quarter, gross domestic product (GDP) at constant prices increased by 0.2 %, according to seasonally and calendar adjusted data. In the 3rd quarter of the present year, as compared to the corresponding period of 2015, GDP grew by 0.3 % according to both – seasonally and calendar adjusted data, as well as non-adjusted data.
In the 3rd quarter of 2016 the average monthly gross wages and salaries in the country amounted to 847 euros. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2015, average wages and salaries have grown by 18 euros or 2.2 %, indicating a lower annual increase than in the 2nd quarter of the present year (3.3 %).
Compared to September, in October 2016 the level of construction costs in Latvia dropped by 0.1 %. Prices of building materials, as well as maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment reduced by 0.2 %, whereas labour remuneration of workers grew by 0.3 %.
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862.3 thsd visitors stayed at Latvian accommodation establishments over the 3rd quarter of 2016, which was 10.3 % more than during the corresponding period of the previous year. As compared to the 3rd quarter of 2015, the number of nights spent by visitors has increased by 7.9 %. The average duration of a visitor's stay at an accommodation establishment was 1.9 nights.
In 2015 social protection expenditure in Latvia accounted for 3 619.7 million euros and, compared to 2014, it has grown by 201 million euros or 5.9 %. Expenditure on support for families and children increased by 24.1 %, expenditure on support for disabled persons by 7.8 %, and social expenditure on sickness and heath care by 7.5 %.
Compared to September, in October 2016 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry decreased by 0.4 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market dropped by 0.8 %, whereas the prices of exported products decreased by 0.1 %. The level of producer prices of exports to euro area countries dropped by 0.5 %, while the level of prices of exports to non-euro area countries rose by 0.2 %.
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