New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Construction; Housing; Industry; Environment.
In the 3rd quarter of 2015 as compared to the corresponding period of 2014 construction production volume according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices grew by 4.9%. Construction production volume at current prices accounted for EUR 585.7 mln.
In the 3rd quarter of 2015 there were 902 thsd employed persons in Latvia or 61.4% of the population aged 15 – 74 years. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year employment rate in the 3rd quarter of 2015 increased by 2.1 percentage points, and the number of employed persons - by 16.3 thsd.
In the 3rd quarter of 2015 unemployment rate in Latvia was 9.7%, which is 0.9 percentage points less as compared to the previous year. In the 3rd quarter of 2015, 96.9 thsd persons aged 15 to 74 years were unemployed, which is 8 thsd or 7.6% less than a year before. Compared to the previous quarter unemployment rate has declined by 0.1 percentage point.
In September 2015 compared to August exports value of goods at current prices grew by 23.1% and imports value of goods – by 4.8%. In September Latvia exported goods in the amount of 966.0 mln euros, but imported - in the amount of 1 081.9 mln euros. Foreign trade balance improved as exports in total foreign trade value increased to 47.2% (in August 2015 – 43.2%).
On 10 November the Cabinet decided to grant the Award of the Cabinet of Ministers to Aija Žīgure, the President of the Central Statistical Bureau, for her continuous and highly professional work and innovative approach to the development of the national statistical system.
Compared to October 2014, the average consumer price level in October 2015 declined by 0.2%. Prices of goods decreased by 1.1%, while prices of services grew by 2.3%. Compared to the previous 12 months, the average consumer price level over the last 12 months, grew by 0.2%.
Compared to August, manufacturing turnover in September 2015 according to seasonally adjusted data (at current prices) increased by 0.2%. Growth of 1.2% was recorded in export, of which increase of 1.5% in Eurozone, and of 1.2% in Non-eurozone. In turn, in domestic market there was a decrease of 0.6%.
New data have been published in sections: Industry; Farm Structure Survey - survey 2010 and 2013.
Despite the fact that since 2011 the Latvian economy has been gradually growing, employment rate has still not reached the pre-crisis level, according to the CSB analytical publication Labour Force Survey 1995 - 2014, marking the 20th anniversary of the Latvian Labour Force Survey.
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