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On 4 September, Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia will launch Mobility Survey of Latvian Population 2017. The survey is aimed at acquiring statistically comparable information on population mobility that will be used for territorial and transport planning, environmental protection and other fields. 


As compared to the 1st quarter of 2017, in the 2nd quarter the gross domestic product at constant prices increased by 1.2 % (according to revised, seasonally and calendar adjusted data). Compared to the corresponding period of 2016, in the 2nd quarter of this year the GDP grew by 4.0 % according to seasonally and calendar non-adjusted data and by 4.8 % according to adjusted data.


Compared to July 2016, in July 2017 the total retail trade turnover rose by 3.9 %. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 4.6 %, and turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 3.3 %.


In the 2nd quarter of 2017 the average gross wages and salaries for full-time work constituted 927 euros. Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2016, the average wages and salaries increased by 74 euros or 8.7 %.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Population; Household budget; Fishery; Energy.


Compared to June, in July 2017 the level of construction costs in Latvia increased by 0.1 %. Labour remuneration of workers increased by 0.5 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment did not change significantly, whereas prices of building materials dropped by 0.1 %.


Compared to June, in July 2017 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 0.4 %. The prices of products sold on the domestic market increased by 0.5 %, whereas the prices of exported products grew by 0.3 %. 


Since the 2nd quarter of 2016 the employment rate has increased by 0.8 percentage points. In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Latvian employment rate (62.6 %) was the highest recorded since the 2nd quarter of 2008 (63.1 %).


In the 2nd quarter of 2017 the Latvian unemployment rate constituted 8.9 %. Compared to the previous quarter, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.5 percentage points, whereas, compared to the same period of the year before – by 0.6 percentage points.


694.2 thsd visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 2nd quarter of 2017, which is 13.3 % more than during the respective period of 2016.

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