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Due to additional processing, data on industrial production output in February 2014 will be published in the CSB databases on 04.04.2014.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Business Tendency; Trade and services; Tourism; Transport; Crop production; Livestock; Energy.


On April CSB will launch survey “Use of computers and Internet in households”. It will last until June, and it is foreseen to survey 5.5 thsd households. Results of the survey are expected on October.


From March 26 to 28, Paul Schreyer, Deputy Director, Statistics Directorate, and Julien Dupont, Expert in Legal Matters of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, visited Latvia to evaluate conformity of statistical system of Latvia to OECD requirements in statistical area.


Compared to January, total retail trade turnover in February rose by 0.1%. Over a year increase comprised 2%.


Compared to January, construction costs in Latvia in February dropped by 0.3%. Prices of building materials and labour remuneration of workers reduced by 0.2%. Over a year construction costs fell by 0.1%.


At the end of 2013 agricultural holdings were breeding 406.5 thousand cattle - 13.4 thousand or 3.4% more than a year before. Number of pigs during the year increased by 12.3 thousand or 3.5%.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Consumer prices; Producer prices; Population; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Wages and salaries; Labour costs; Social security; Tourism; Transport; Foreign trade.


Compared to January, producer prices in industry in February 2014 rose by 0.1%. Over a year – increase of 1%.


1574 babies were registered in Latvia in February - 124 newborns more than year ago. In January and February altogether 3374 newborns. Mortality has slightly decreased.

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