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Compared to July industrial production volume in August (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) declined by 0.2%; of which in mining and quarrying - a drop of 1.1%, in manufacturing - a growth of 0.1%, whereas in electricity and gas supply industrial production remained at the level of previous year.


New data have been published in sections: Gross domestic product; Business Tendency; Trade and services; Industry; Crop production; Livestock; Energy; ICT use in households;ICT use in enterprises.


Compared to July, the total retail trade turnover in August 2014 dropped by 0.2%. Retail trade in food products reduced by 0.9%, whereas of non-food products - rose by 0.3%.


Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current prices in the 2nd quarter of 2014 was 5.9 bln euros. According to seasonally non-adjusted data, in the 2nd quarter of 2014, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2013, GDP at constant prices has grown by 2.3%.


Central Statistical Bureau has carried out recalculation of annual and quarterly periodicity from 1995. The results obtained prove negative impact of emigration of Latvian population on the estimates of state economics during the last years established in Population and Housing Census 2011.


By Eurostat’s initiative the Peer Review visit will take place in the CSB from 29 September till 3 October 2014. Its aim is to evaluate the compliance of the national statistical system with the principles of the European Statistics Code of Practice.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Consumer prices; Population; Wages and salaries; Tourism; Energy.


The 100th conference of the Directors General of the National Statistical Institutes (DGINS), the main theme of which this year is business statistics, accented the increasing influence of globalisation on different sectors of economics and the necessity to revise business statistics. 


Compared to July, construction costs in Latvia in August 2014 increased by 0.3%. Compared to August 2013, the average level of construction costs grew by 0.2%.


The 100th conference of the Directors General of the National Statistical Institutes (DGINS) and and 22nd meeting of the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC) organised by the Central Statistical Bureau takes place in Hotel Radisson Blu Daugava, Riga on 24 - 26 September.

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