During the first nine months of 2015 as compared with the first nine months of 2014 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has remained at the level of the previous year; 93.5 mln tons of freight have been carried, of which 50.4% - by road, 45.5% - by rail, and 4.1% - by oil products pipeline.
In the 3rd quarter of 2015, compared with the 2nd quarter of 2015, Gross Domestic Product at constant prices, according to seasonally adjusted data increased by 1.0%. In the 3rd quarter of 2015 Gross Domestic Product at current prices was 6.4 bln euros.
Compared to September, the total retail trade turnover in October 2015 rose by 1.4%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products grew by 1.0%, and turnover of non-food products – by 1.7%.
New data have been published in sections: Producer prices;Business Tendency; Enterprises finance; Investment; Wages and salaries; Social security; Trade and services; Industry; Tourism; Energy.
In the 3rd quarter of 2015 the average monthly gross wages and salaries in the country accounted for 829 euros. As compared to the 3rd quarter of 2014 they increased by 7.3%, which is a more rapid growth than in the 1st quarter (6.2%) and second quarter (6.4%).
Compared to September construction costs in Latvia in October 2015 increased by 0.2%. Labour remuneration of workers increased by 0.5%, prices of building materials - by 0.2%; in turn, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment did not change significantly.
In 2014 social protection expenditure in Latvia accounted for EUR 3 359.6 mln, which is EUR 76.4 mln or 2.3% more than in 2013. The greatest growth was recorded in expenditure on support to families and children (of 12.7%), as well as on support to persons with disability (of 12.0%).
In the 3rd quarter of 2015, 543.5 thsd foreign visitors stayed in Latvian accommodation establishments, which is 3.6% more than in the 3rd quarter of 2014; in turn the number of nights spent by foreign visitors in accommodation establishments dropped by 3.3%.
Compared to September level of producer prices in industry in October 2015 dropped by 0.6%. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market decreased by 0.7%, prices of exported products - by 0.6%.
New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Population: Number and Change; Industry; Structural Business Statistics.
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