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In academic year 2014/2015 29.2 thsd students undertook studies in 60 higher education institutions, of which in 25 colleges, which is less by 6.6% than in academic year 2013/2014.


In comparison with August, industrial production volume in September of 2014 increased by 1.3%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Compared to September of 2013, according to calendar adjusted data, increase of 1.3%.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Business Tendency; Wages and salaries; Education; Social security; Trade and services; Industry; Transport; Environment; Crop production; Livestock; Energy.


In the 3rd quarter of 2014 compared with the 2nd quarter of 2014 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) value (seasonally adjusted data) increased by 0.4%, but compared with the 3rd quarter of 2013 it has risen by 2.2%.


Compared to August, the total turnover of retail trade enterprises in September 2014 dropped by 0.3%. Retail trade in food products reduced by 0.4%, whereas of non-food products – by 0.3%.


20.6 thsd children were born in Latvia in 2013, 9.2 thsd or 44.6% of which were extra-marital births. The majority or 53% of the first-born children were born outside marriage.


In September 2014, compared to August, construction costs in Latvia increased by 0.2%. Compared to September of the previous year, average level of construction costs grew by 0.4%.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Government finances; Population: Number and Change; Tourism; Information technologies; Farm Structure Survey 2013.


In 2013 the average size of agricultural holdings was 37.8ha, which is 9.6% more than in 2010, when this indicator was 34.5 ha. Utilised agricultural area on average per holding has increased by 7.0%.


Compared to August, level of producer prices in Latvian industry in September 2014 rose by 0.1%. Compared to September of the previous year, level of producer prices in industry grew by 0.3%.

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