In 2012, expenditure on social protection in Latvia comprised LVL 2 billion 172 million. The highest rise was recorded in the expenditure on health care, while the most notable drop was observed in the expenditure on support to unemployed.
New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Indicators of banks; Population: Number and Change; Wages and salaries; Trade and services; Construction; Industry; Tourism; Final results of the Population and Housing Census 2011 – Riga.
Compared to September, the overall level of producer prices in Latvian industry in October 2013 has not changed. The producer prices of products sold at the domestic market have declined by 0.2%, while prices of exported products have grown by 0.2%.
In January-October, 17 260 newborn were registered in Latvia; 1 880 babies were born in October – 449 children more, as compared to the first 10 months of 2012.
New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Consumer prices; Population; Employment and unemployment; Personal income; Construction; Housing; Industry; Foreign trade.
Construction volume is still increasing, and in the 3rd quarter of this year it comprised LVL 400.3 million. In comparison with the 3rd quarter of 2012, the rise constitutes 11.6%.
In comparison with the nine months of 2012, exports of goods in January – September of this year has grown by LVL 165.0 million or by 3.3%, while imports – only by LVL 33.9 million or by 0.5%.
In the 3rd quarter of 2013, active population of Latvia consisted of 1.026 million people or 66.9% of country residents aged 15-74. Number of employed persons in this age group constituted 906.1 thousand or 59% of the population.
In the 3rd quarter of 2013, in Latvia there were 27.1 thousand unemployed young people – 22.4% of total unemployed persons. The highest number of unemployed youth was recorded in Latgale, while smallest – in Pierīga.
Flash estimate indicates that, as compared to the 3rd quarter of 2012, GDP in the 3rd quarter of 2013 has grown by 4.2%; rise in manufacturing comprises 2.5%, in retail trade – 3% and in construction – 10%.
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