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New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Population: Number and Change; Social security; Housing; Construction.


Compared to December 2015, in January 2016 level of producer prices in Latvian industry diminished by 0.2 %. Level of prices of products sold on domestic market grew by 0.1 %, while level of prices of exported products declined by 0.4 %. Level of prices of goods exported to euro area countries fell by 0.1 % and level of prices of products exported to non-euro area countries – by 0.6 %.


CSB Mathematical Support Division experts Juris Breidaks and Mārtiņš Liberts have developed R package “vardpoor”. It allows estimating the precision of statistics derived from sample survey data. The main advantages of the package are its suitability for almost all types of sampling designs, easy integration into statistics production process, as well as the speed of calculations.


In 2015 the harvested production of grain reached 3.0 mln tons which is 794.3 thsd tons or 35.7 % more than in 2014. Thus according to the preliminary data, the record of the previous year is exceeded and the lagest harvested production of grain in the history of Latvia is reached.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Construction; Housing; Industry; Foreign trade; Environment.


In the 4th quarter as compared to the corresponding period of 2014 construction production volume according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices decreased by 6.2 %. Construction production volume at constant prices accounted for EUR 500.5 mln. 


The average level of consumer prices decreased by 0.3 % in January 2016 as compared to January 2015. Prices of goods decreased by 1.2 %, while prices of services increased by 2.1 %. During last 12 months the average level of consumer prices, compared to the previous 12 months, grew by 0.2 %.


Provisional data show that in 2015 foreign trade turnover at current prices in Latvia amounted to EUR 22 860.1 million – by EUR 42.9 million or 0.2 % less as compared to 2014. Exports value increased by EUR 122.9 million or 1.2 %, while imports value decreased by EUR or 165.8 million or 1.3 %.


Compared to November, in December 2015 manufacturing turnover decreased by 1.4 % (according to seasonally adjusted data at current prices). Manufacturing turnover in export reduced by 3.7 % (of which 9.5 % drop in eurozone, whereas 2.6 % rise in non-eurozone), while domestic market witnessed a reduction of 0.7 %.


New data have been published in sections: Monetary poverty and income inequality; Social security; Self-perceived health status; Industry.

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