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17.08.2016

In the 2nd quarter of 2016 unemployment rate in Latvia accounted for 9.5 %. Unemployment rate dropped by 0.8 percentage points over the quarter and by 0.3 percentage points over the year. 

15.08.2016

New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Construction; Housing Foreign trade; ICT sector statistics.

12.08.2016

As the 815th anniversary of Riga is celebrated, the Central Statistical Bureau would like to provide its inhabitants with interesting data about Riga in comparison to Europe’s largest cities. At the beginning of 2015, there were 641 thousand inhabitants in Riga and it ranked 30th by population number among 38 European capitals and large cities with population of more than one million.

11.08.2016

As compared to the corresponding period of 2015, during the 2nd quarter of 2016 the construction production (volume) reduced by 19 %, according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices. Construction production at current prices accounted for EUR 325.4 mln.

09.08.2016

As compared to May, in June 2016 Latvian foreign trade turnover at current prices decreased by 2.4 %, as the exports value of goods declined by 3.1 % and the imports value dropped by 1.8 %. In June, Latvia exported goods in the amount of EUR 815 mln, and imported goods in the amount of EUR 984 mln. The foreign trade balance worsened slightly, as exports in the total foreign trade value dropped to 45.3 % (in May 2016 – 45.6 %).

08.08.2016

During the year (in July 2016, compared to July 2015) the average level of consumer prices increased by 0.1 %. Prices of goods decreased by 0.9 %, while prices of services grew by 2.7 %.

08.08.2016

New data have been published in sections: Population; Culture; Social security; Industry.

08.08.2016

New data have been published in sections: Population; Culture; Social security; Industry.

03.08.2016

Compared to June 2015, in June 2016 industrial production output increased by 7.9 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). Production output in manufacturing rose by 8.2 %, in electricity and gas supply by 9.6 %, while in mining and quarrying there was a drop of 3.2 %.

02.08.2016

In 2015 number of births grew in all three Baltic states. Compared to 2014, in 2015 the greatest increase in the number of newborn was registered in Lithuania – of 1 106 newborn or 3.6 %, whereas in Estonia the increase accounted for 356 newborn or 2.6 % and in Latvia – for 233 newborn or 1.1 %. 

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