Compared to November 2015, in November 2016 total retail trade turnover rose by 4.6 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products decreased by 1.5 %, whereas turnover of retail trade in non-food products increased by 8.7 %.
Compared to October, in November 2016 the level of construction costs in Latvia dropped by 0.1 %. Labour remuneration of workers reduced by 0.8 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment dropped by 0.1 %, whereas the prices of building materials went up by 0.2 %.
New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Consumer prices; Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Investment; Population: Number and Change; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Tourism.
According to data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), 14 572 residents celebrated their birthdays during Christmas in 2015 – 5 051 of them had their birthday on the Day before Christmas, 4 852 – on the Day of Christmas and 4 669 – on the Second Day of Christmas. On 24 December 2016, 9 352 women named Ieva and 191 men named Ādams will celebrate their Name day.
Compared to October, in November 2016 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased by 0.3 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market, as well as those of exported products rose by 0.3 %. The level of producer prices of exports to euro area countries grew by 0.7 %, while it remained unchanged for exports to non-euro area countries.
The Central Statistical Bureau has launched the survey “Quality of Life in Cities”, the aim of which is to acquire information on how satisfied residents of Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jēkabpils, Jūrmala, Liepāja, Rēzekne, Valmiera and Ventspils are with the quality of life in their cities.
The Official Statistics Programme for 2017–2019 has been approved during today’s sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers. It collects information on official statistics that will be provided by 51 public institutions of Latvia over the following three years in accordance with the objectives and criteria prescribed by the Statistics Law.
New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Labour costs; Foreign trade.
As compared to September, in October 2016 Latvian foreign trade turnover at current prices grew by 4.1 %, as the exports value of goods rose by 1.9 % and the imports value increased by 6.1 %. In October, Latvia exported goods in the amount of EUR 971.3 mln, and imported goods in the amount of EUR 1.1 bln. The foreign trade balance worsened, as exports in the total foreign trade value dropped to 46.8 % (in September – 47.8 %).
New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Industry.
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