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Compared to December 2014 manufacturing turnover in January 2015 according to seasonally adjusted data (at current prices) decreased by 0.1%, which was affected by reduction of turnover on the domestic market by 3.5%.


Central Statistical Bureau of Latviahas published the Statistical Yearbook of Latvia 2014. It compiles general data on Latvia, its population and social processes, as well as data on economy and finance, environment, energy, ICT, R&D, innovation and all national economy sectors. Data are compared over period of time from 2005 to 2013.


Compared to February 2014, the average consumer price level in February 2015 declined by 0.1%. Prices of goods decreased by 1.0%, while prices of services grew by 2.4%.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Crime and justice; Housing conditions; Trade and services; Industry.


Compared to December 2014 industrial production volume in January 2015 (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) declined by 3.1%. It was affected by a decrease of 18.4% in electricity and gas supply.


Congratulating Latvian ladies in the International Women's Day, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) has compiled main facts and indicators on women in research in Latvia. "Women in science" is the first data visualisation in infographics series devoted to research statistics.


In 2014 housing maintenance expenditure of households has slightly increased, reaching 138 euros per month. Despite that, compared to 2013, housing expenditure has risen by 3%, growth of household disposable income was more rapid (increase of 10.6% per household member monthly in 2013).


In March of this year Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) will launch annual survey “Use of computers and Internet in households”, covering 5.5 thsd households. Such survey is already carried out in Latvia since 2004 to identify development of computer skills of the population and availability of the Internet in Latvia, as well as to estimate it among the European Union countries.


Total number of passengers carried in 2014 reduced slightly.


Compared to December 2014, the total retail trade turnover in January 2015 rose by 1.7%. Retail trade in food products rose by 2.4%, whereas turnover of non-food products – by 1.2%.

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