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New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Population; Social security; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Environment; Energy.


Compared to April, in May 2016 the level of producer prices in the Latvian industry decreased by 0.2 %. The level of prices of products sold on the domestic market decreased by 0.3 %, whereas for exported products it decreased by 0.1 %. The level of producer prices of exports to euro area countries dropped by 0.1 %, while it remained unchanged for exports to non-euro area countries.


In 2015 the gross consumption of energy in Latvia amounted to 188.7 petajoules (PJ), which was 1.4 % more than in 2014. No notable changes have occurred in energy consumption over the past ten years, and it has stayed rather stable. For comparison – in 2005, 192.1 PJ of energy were consumed in Latvia, which was only 1.8 % more than in 2015.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Consumer prices; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Labour costs; Fishery.


On Friday, 17 June, the second meeting of the Statistical Council will take place at the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). During the meeting discussions will be held regarding the development of the Official Statistics Programme of Latvia, as well as issues regarding data availability and confidentiality. Members of the Council will also discuss the most topical issues regarding the creation of the Official Statistics Portal.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Population; Social security; Foreign trade in goods.


As compared to March, in April 2016 Latvian foreign trade turnover at current prices fell by 1.5 %, as exports value of goods rose only by 0.04 % and imports value – decreased by 2.7 %. In April, Latvia exported goods in the amount of 834.2 million euros, while imported – in the amount of 998.2 million euros.


During the year* (in May 2016, compared to May 2015) average level of consumer prices reduced by 0.8 %. Prices of goods decreased by 1.6 %, while prices of services grew by 1.3 %.


New data have been published in sections: Gross domestic product; Business Tendency; Enterprises finance; Investment;Employment and unemployment; Wages and salaries; Trade and services; Industry; Number of Enterprises;Transport; Crop production; Livestock.


Compared to April 2015, in April 2016 industrial production output dropped by 0.5 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices), of which by 0.3 % in manufacturing, by 8.6 % in mining and quarrying, and by 0.3 % in electricity and gas supply.

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