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In April 2017 Latvian foreign trade turnover amounted to EUR 1.88 bln, which was 0.5 % higher than in April 2016 (at current prices), and the exports and imports values of goods were 1.0 % and 0.2 % higher, respectively. 


During the year (in May 2017, compared to May 2016) the average level of consumer prices increased by 2.8 %. Prices of goods grew by 2.6 % and prices of services by 3.6 %.


In 2016, as compared to 2015, the number of domestic overnight trips of Latvian residents grew by 3.3 % and the number of trips abroad increased by 0.7 %.


What do Sofija, Emīlija, Marta, Alise, Katrīna and Elza have in common? All these girl names were popular in Latvia during the interwar period and have once again become trendy in the 21st century.


Compared to April 2016, in April 2017 industrial production output increased by 9.6 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). 


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Business Tendency;Enterprises finance; Investment; Population; Wages and salaries; Employment and unemployment; Trade and services; Transport; Livestock; Agricultural prices and price indices.


Last year, 80.1 % of Latvian households had used health care services during the last 12 months. 


Compared to the 1st quarter of 2016, in the 1st quarter of 2017 the volume of freights carried by land and pipeline transport has increased by 3.6 million tonnes or 13.6 %. The most notable growth in the volume of freights carried was recorded in road transport – of 2.6 million tonnes or 22.2 %.


In the 1st quarter of 2017, as compared to the 4th quarter of 2016, the gross domestic product (GDP) at constant prices increased by 1.6 %.


In the 1st quarter of 2017 the average gross wages and salaries in the country constituted 886 euros. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2016, the average wages and salaries increased by 59 euros or 7.2 %, showing a faster growth than in 2016 (5.0 %). 

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