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Compared to 2016, in 2017 construction output1 increased by 19.5 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). Construction output at current prices amounted to 1 736 million euros. 


New data have been published in sections: Industry; Foreign trade in goods; Environment.


In 2017, the foreign trade turnover of Latvia at current prices reached EUR 25.42 bln – EUR 2.81 bln or 12.4 % more than in 2016. The exports value constituted EUR 11.39 bln (an increase of EUR 1.03 bln or 10.0 %), whereas the imports value – EUR 14.03 bln (an upturn of EUR 1.78 bln or 14.5 %).


Compared to 2016, in 2017 industrial production output increased by 8.5 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). The rise was influenced by the upturn in manufacturing (of 8.2 %), mining and quarrying (18.5 %) and electricity and gas supply (8.2 %). 


New data have been published in sections: Employment and unemployment; Wages and salaries; Social security; Trade and services; Transport; Agricultural prices and price indices; Crop production; Livestock.


On 1 February, Central Statistical Bureau will launch annual population survey on income and living conditions. Respondents will be asked about household composition, social and economic characteristics of household members, housing conditions, income, self-perceived health status, social exclusion and material deprivation indicators, as well as population well-being.


Compared to 2016, in 2017 total retail trade turnover rose by 4.2 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 3.9 %, turnover of retail trade in non-food products, except for retail sale of automotive fuel, grew by 5.1%, whereas turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 2.9 %.


In the 4th quarter of 2017, compared to the 3rd quarter of 2017, the gross domestic product value (seasonally and calendar adjusted data) increased by 0.3 %.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Business Tendency; Forestry; Energy.


Compared to December 2016, in December 2017 the level of construction costs in Latvia increased by 3.1 %.Labour remuneration of workers increased by 7.5 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment - by 2.3 %, but prices of building materials - by 1.8 %.

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