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During a year, in January consumer prices rose by 0.4%. Prices of goods decreased by 0.3%, but prices of services grew by 2.3%. In January, as compared to December, increase comprised 0.6%.


In 2013 manufacturing turnover, compared to 2012, grew by 1.9%. In domestic market – increase of 5.5%, but in exports – reduction of 2.2%.


In December, compared to November, exports value of goods reduced by 12.2%, but imports value of goods – by 4.3%. Foreign trade balance has worsened slightly.


In the 4th quarter of 2013, compared to the 4th quarter of 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) value (seasonally unadjusted data) has increased by 3.5%, according to flash estimate of the CSB.


New data have been published in sections: Monetary poverty and income inequality;Material deprivation; Industry; Environmental protection.


In 2012, 703 thousand persons or 35.2% of total number in Latvia were at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion. It is less by 28 thousand than a year ago.


The reduction was influenced by decline in electricity and gas supply (of 4.3%), whereas industrial production in manufacturing has grown by 0.6% and in mining and quarrying – by 3.9%.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Business Tendency; Population; Wages and salaries; Trade and services; Industry; Transport; Crop production; Livestock.


Compared to 2012, total retail trade turnover in 2013 rose by 3.8%. Retail trade in food products has grown by 4.4%, whereas of non-food products – by 3.4%.

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