From October 1 till the middle of the December the 2nd stage of collection of data for the Farm Structure Survey will be carried out. Interviewers from LRATC will visit 25 thsd agricultural holdings, but interviewers from the telephone interview centre of CSB will survey 3.7 thsd of agricultural holdings by the telephone.
New data have been published in sections: Producer prices;Indicators of banks; Population; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Forestry.
Compared to July, producer prices in Latvian industry in August increased by 0.2%. In domestic market they grew by 0.1%, but on exported products by 0.3%.
Over a year the number of job vacancies has increased by one fifth reaching 3.9 thsd. The number of occupied posts has also grown comprising 864.1 thsd at the end of first half of 2013.
Over a year purchase prices of coniferous trees increased by 11%; prices of birch varied depending on the size – for thinnest types prices decreased, but for thickest types – grew.
In comparison with the 2nd quarter of the previous year, hourly labour costs in the country in the 2nd quarter of 2013 have increased by 18 santims or by 4.3%. The most notable rise was recorded in mining and quarrying – of 16.3%.
Consumer prices during year have reduced by 0.2%; while during year (in August over July) drop comprises 0.8%.
In July, compared to June, exports value of goods reduced by 1.8%, but imports value of goods – increased by 10.7%. Exports of dairy produce has increased.
As compared to June, manufacturing turnover in July has dropped by 0.3%; whereas in comparison with July 2012, increase constitutes 1%.
New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Gross domestic product, Enterprises finance, Investment, Industry, Transport, Forestry.
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