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Compared to September, in October 2016 the level of construction costs in Latvia dropped by 0.1 %. Prices of building materials, as well as maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment reduced by 0.2 %, whereas labour remuneration of workers grew by 0.3 %.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Investment; Population; Social security; Industry; Tourism; Energy; Environment.


862.3 thsd visitors stayed at Latvian accommodation establishments over the 3rd quarter of 2016, which was 10.3 % more than during the corresponding period of the previous year. As compared to the 3rd quarter of 2015, the number of nights spent by visitors has increased by 7.9 %. The average duration of a visitor's stay at an accommodation establishment was 1.9 nights. 


In 2015 social protection expenditure in Latvia accounted for 3 619.7 million euros and, compared to 2014, it has grown by 201 million euros or 5.9 %. Expenditure on support for families and children increased by 24.1 %, expenditure on support for disabled persons by 7.8 %, and social expenditure on sickness and heath care by 7.5 %.


Compared to September, in October 2016 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry decreased by 0.4 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market dropped by 0.8 %, whereas the prices of exported products decreased by 0.1 %. The level of producer prices of exports to euro area countries dropped by 0.5 %, while the level of prices of exports to non-euro area countries rose by 0.2 %.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Employment and unemployment; Structural Business Statistics.


In the 3rd quarter of 2016 in Latvia there were 895.0 thousand employed persons or 61.8 % of the population aged 15–74.


In the 3rd quarter of 2016 unemployment rate in Latvia constituted 9.5 %. Over the quarter unemployment rate has not changed, but over the year the indicator has dropped by 0.2 percentage points.


Female activity rate in Latvia exceeds the European Union (EU) average rate by 4.9 percentage points. In 2015, Latvian indicator accounted for 63.2 %, while EU average – for 58.3 %. The data of the Central Statistical Bureau  and Eurostat show that the share of inactive females in Latvia was lower than the EU average rate – 36.8 % and 41.7 % in 2015, respectively.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Trade and services; Foreign trade in goods; Environment; Information technologies.

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