New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Population; Social security; Industry; Transport; Forestry.
At the beginning of 2014 the number of population in Latvia comprised 2 million 1468, a drop of 22.4 thousand persons compared to the previous year. The number of population in Latvia continues to decrease.
Compared to March industrial production volume in April rose by 2.1%. Yearly increase - 1.3%.
On June 3, the Cabinet of Ministers will review draft law "Statistics Law" which, after approval in Saeima, will come into force instead of State Statistics Law adopted in 1997.
In the 1st quarter the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has grown by 1.6%. 28.1 mln t of freight were carried by rail and road.
New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Business Tendency; Investment; Enterprises finance; Wages and salaries; Trade and services; Industry; Tourism; Crop production; Livestock; Environmental protection; Energy.
In the 1st quarter average gross wages and salaries in Latvia comprised 742 euros and, compared to the 1st quarter of 2013, increased by 7.7%. In the 1st quarter average monthly net wages and salaries comprised 544 euros.
Compared to March, the total retail trade turnover in April rose by 2.5%. Retail trade in food products grew by 1.2%, whereas of non-food products - by 3.5%. Annual increase – 10.5%.
In April, compared to April of the previous year, construction costs grew by 0.6%. Labour remuneration of workers increased by 4.6%, prices of building materials reduced by 1.0%.
People in LV evaluate their overall life satisfaction on average with 6.5 points out of 10. Couples with children - more satisfied. Young people most optimistic about life.
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