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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 %.


During the first nine months of 2016, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of births, Latvia population decreased by 4 636 persons. In the corresponding period of 2015 the population decline constituted 4 751 persons.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Gross domestic product;Government finances; Population; Household budget; Information technologies.


Due to additional data processing the press release on the Internet usage habits of the population will be published on 1 November, not 25 October.


In September 2016 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased by 0.3 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market increased by 0.1 %, whereas the prices of exported products rose by 0.4 %. The level of producer prices of exports to euro area countries increased by 0.6 %, while the level of prices of exports to non-euro area countries grew by 0.3 %.


In 2015, the general government budget deficit amounted to EUR 309.0 mln or 1.3 % of the gross domestic product (GDP), whereas the general government consolidated gross debt amounted to EUR 8 846.3 mln or 36.3 % of the GDP.


Today, on 20 October, the European statistical community for the first time will celebrate the European Statistics Day. The day aims at raising awareness about the importance of official statistics in society and decision-making by telling about the value of independent, impartial, qualitative and internationally comparable data. This year, the motto of the European Statistics Day states – BETTER DATA. BETTER LIVES.


63.5 % of enterprises in Latvia had a website at the beginning 2016, which was 4.5 percentage points more than in 2015. Similarly to previous years, at the beginning of the present year a website was set up by most of the accommodation service and information and communication service providers (95.6 % and 93.6 %, respectively). 


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices;Structural Business Statistics; Foreign trade in goods; Number of Enterprises.


On 14 October 2016, Central Statistical Bureau will launch Adult Education Survey that once in five years is conducted in all European Union Member States. The survey aims at acquiring comprehensive and internationally comparable information on participation of Latvia population aged 25–64 in life-long learning activities.

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