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Compared to May, the total retail trade turnover in June 2015 rose by 0.8%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Retail trade in food products rose by 1.6%, whereas turnover of non-food products – by 0.3%.


Compared to May, level of construction costs in Latvia in June 2015 reduced by 0.5%. Prices of building materials fell by 1.1%, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment did not change significantly, but labour remuneration of workers increased by 0.6%.


The latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) shows that in 2014 average monthly household consumption expenditure per household member comprised EUR 299 , which is EUR 1.24 or 0.4% less than in 2013. Taking into account increase of consumer prices by 0.6%, consumption expenditure at constant prices reduced by 1.0%.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Population: Number and Change; Culture; Tourism.


In 2014 as compared to 2013 the number of births rose in all three Baltic States. However, the largest birth rate growth of 5.6% was registered in Latvia. The number of live births in Latvia in 2014 as compared to 2013 grew by 1 150 newborns, in Lithuania - by 484, and in Estonia - by 20 newborns.


Compared to May producer prices in industry in June 2015 rose by 0.4%. The level of producer prices of products sold on the domestic market grew by 0.2%, prices of exported products - by 0.7%. The level of prices of products exported to euro area countries increased by 0.2%, but of products exported to non-euro area countries - by 0.9%.


During the first six months of 2015, 4 765 marriages were registered in Latvia, which is 544 marriages or 13% more than during the first six months of 2014. Over the last four years the number of registered marriages has increased from 10.8 thsd marriages in 2011 to 12.5 thsd marriages in 2014, annually.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Structural Business Statistics; Tourism.

Table order and table codes have been changed for industry and construction tables.


According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau, in 2014 75.6% or 1.3 mln Latvian residents1 went on same-day and overnight trips, which is 1% more than in 2013. 19.9% of the Latvian residents went on overnight recreational2 trips both within the territory of Latvia, as well as abroad, spending at least one night outside their usual place of residence. Compared to 2013, the share of travellers increased by 16.1%. 


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Industry; Foreign trade.

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