On 2 September 2015 Central Statistical Bureau will take up Population Microcensus, aim of which is to determine how precise official statistics reflects number of population in Latvia, in cities under state jurisdiction and counties.
In 2014 consumption of renewable energy sources (RES) in Latvia amounted to 68 petajoules (PJ). Affected by increase in the production of fuelwood, RES consumption has grown by 1.2% as compared to 2013. Compared to 2004, RES consumption in Latvia has increased by 12%.
In the first half of 2015 the total number of passengers carried by public transport decreased by 2.3%. In the 1st half of 2015, 44.7 mln passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, which is a decrease of 4.5% compared to the corresponding period of 2014.
In the 1st half of 2015 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has reduced by 1.8% as compared to the corresponding period of 2014. In the 1st half of 2015, 30 mln tons of the freight was carried by train, which is a decrease of 2.5% compared to first six months of the previous year.
In July 2015 there were 890.5 thsd employed persons in Latvia, which is 0.4% less than in June 2015. Unemployment rate in June and July was 10.1%, and the number of employed persons has not changed since June, accounting for 100 thsd persons.
In the 2nd quarter of 2015, compared with the 1st quarter of 2015, gross domestic product at constant prices, according to seasonally adjusted data, rose by 1.2%. Compared with the 2nd quarter of 2014, GDP rose by 2.7% both according to seasonally adjusted and seasonally unadjusted data.
New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Business Tendency; Enterprises finance; Wages and salaries; Household budget; Trade and services; Industry; Foreign trade; Energy.
In the 2nd quarter of 2015 the average monthly gross wages and salaries in the country accounted for 815 euros. Compared to the 2nd quarter of the previous year, they have increased by 6.9%, slightly overtaking annual increase rate of 6.3% in the 1st quarter of this year.
Compared to June, the total retail trade turnover in July 2015 rose by 0.3%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products rose by 0.5%, whereas turnover of non-food products – by 0.2%.
Compared to June, level of construction costs in Latvia in July 2015 dropped by 0.1%. Labour remuneration of workers decreased by 0.5%, which was affected by reduction of remuneration of workers in construction of buildings.
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