Employment rate keeps increasing. In the 2nd quarter of 2014, 889.1 thsd or 59.3% of persons aged 15 - 74 were employed. A year ago - 57.9%.
In the first half of 2014, construction output volume at current prices accounted for EUR 680.4 million, over the year increasing by 15.8%.
In the second quarter of 2014 there were 106.2 thsd. unemployed persons aged 15-74 in Latvia; of which 17.7 thsd. or 16.7% were young people aged 15 – 24. 502.9 thsd persons aged 15 to 74 were economically inactive.
Compared to 2012, in 2013 Latvia was the only Baltic country where the number of births increased. The number of newborns in Latvia grew by 699.
In June compared to May exports value decreased by 3.8%, and imports value - by 0.2%. Foreign trade balance slightly worsened as exports in total foreign trade value declined to 44.1%.
In the 2nd quarter of 2014 as compared to the 2nd quarter of 2013 GDP grew by 2.5%. As compared to the 1st quarter of 2014 – increase of 1.0%.
New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Population; Education; Industry; Information technologies; Energy.
The value of export of foodstuffs included in the Russian embargo list accounted for 52.8 mln euros in 2013, and reached 38.5 mln euros in the 1st half of 2014.
However, the share of these products in the total Latvian export in the first six months of 2014 accounted for only 0.8%.
Compared to May manufacturing turnover in June decreased by 0.9%, of which drop of 1.9% in domestic market and growth of 0.3% in export.
Annual consumer price growth in July 0.6%. Compared to June – decline of 0.4%.
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