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New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Consumer prices; Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Personal income; Wages and salaries; Crime and justice; Tourism.


Compared to 2014, in 2015 output of meat rose by 1.3 %. Output of milk grew only by 0.7 %, while purchase prices of milk fell by 25.7 %.


Compared to January, in February 2016 the level of producer prices in the Latvian industry decreased by 0.9 %. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market dropped by 1.2 %, and prices of exported products – by 0.5 %. The level of prices of goods exported to euro area countries fell by 0.6 % and the level of prices of products exported to non-euro area countries – by 0.5 %.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Population: Number and Change; Composition of Households; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Personal income; Labour costs; Industry; Transport.


Compared to the end of 2014, at the end of 2015 in Latvia there were 877.4 thousand occupied posts, and the number thereof has increased by 9.4 thousand or 1.1 %. During the year, number of occupied posts in private sector rose by 7.4 thousand or 1.3 %, reaching 585.0 thousand. Whereas in public sector number of occupied posts last year accounted for 292.4 thousand – increase of 2.0 thousand or 0.7 % over corresponding period of 2014.


Latvian population indicated that one household member needs at least EUR 483 monthly. Last year to pay for usual necessary expenses of one household member households needed EUR 31 or 6.7 % more financial means than in 2014.


In 2014 medicines or herbal medicines, or vitamins not prescribed by a doctor were used by 54 % of Latvia population aged over 14. Since 2008, consumption of non-prescribed medicines has increased by 13 percentage points. Prescribed medicines (except contraceptive pills or hormones) were used by 41.4 % of Latvia population.


Compared to the 4th quarter a year before, in the 4th quarter of 2015 hourly labour costs grew by 43 cents or by 6.4 % and reached EUR 6.96. According to seasonally adjusted data, labour costs rose by 7.6 %.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Education; Industry; Foreign trade by country, country group and territory; Foreign trade in goods by country at 2-, 4- and 8-digit level.


Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to December 2015, in January 2016 foreign trade turnover at current prices dropped by 14.4 %, of which exports value of goods fell by 13.0 % and imports value of goods – by 15.6 %. In January, Latvia exported goods in the amount of EUR 711.0 million, but imported – in the amount of EUR 820.8 million. As exports in the total foreign trade went up to 46.4 % (in December 2015 – 45.7 %), foreign trade balance increased.

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