In the 1st quarter of 2015 there were 360.5 thsd visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments, which is 3.4% more than in the 1st quarter of 2014. Similar as in previous quarters, out of all visitors 65.1% were foreign visitors and 34.9% – residents of Latvia.
New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Enterprises finance; Population: Number and Change; Housing; Foreign trade.
In 2014 there were 175 active CHP plants in Latvia with total installed electrical capacity of 1265.3 megawatts (MW). CHP plants produced 3005.8 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity, which is 58% of the total produced electricity and 5189.6 GWh of heat – 73% of the total heat produced.
New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Employment and unemployment; Crime and justice; Composition of Households; Construction; Housing; Industry; Transport; Energy.
In households of Riga Latvian is mostly used in Bieriņi and Buļļi (83% of resident population in these neighbourhoods), but the least – in Daugavgrīva (16%) and Bolderāja (24%). In Riga 43% of residents in their daily life mainly use Latvian, but in Jūrmala – 50%.
In the 1st quarter of 2015 there were 884.1 thsd employed persons in Latvia or 59.7% of the population aged 15 - 74. Employment rate over the last three quarters of 2014 did not change (59.3%), but in the 1st quarter of 2015 it increased by 0.4 percentage points.
In the 1st quarter of 2015 as compared to the corresponding period of 2014 construction production volume according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices decreased by 0.1%. Construction production volume at current prices accounted for EUR 252.5 mln.
In the 1st quarter of 2015 unemployment rate accounted for 10.2%, which is 1.7 percentage points less than a year ago. As compared to the previous quarter unemployment rate has not changed.
Compared to April 2014 the average consumer price level in April 2015 grew by 0.5%. Prices of goods decreased by 0.4%, while prices of services grew by 2.9%.
In March 2015 compared to February exports value of goods at current prices grew by 12.2%, but imports value of goods – by 14.2%. In March Latvia exported goods in amount of 864.7 mln euros, but imported - in amount of 1 057.2 mln euros.
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