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General government budget deficit at the end of 2014 amounted to EUR 366.1 mln or 1.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). General government consolidated gross debt reached EUR 9 625.7 mln or 40.6 % of GDP, according to the results of October 2015 general government budget deficit and debt notification compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), which has been drawn up in line with the methodology of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010).


On 20 October 2015, statisticians and data enthusiasts celebrate World Statistics Day. For this occasion opinion leaders representing different fields of economy share their vision of the role of data in their lives and in society as a whole.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Wages and salaries; Foreign trade.


In August 2015 as compared to July foreign trade turnover at current prices fell by 7.0%, of which exports value of goods reduced by 7.8% and imports value of goods – by 6.4%. In August Latvia exported goods in amount of 784.9 mln euros, but imported - in amount of 1 032.7 mln euros.


Compared to July manufacturing turnover in August 2015 according to seasonally adjusted data (at current prices) declined by 1.9%. Turnover decrease was mainly influenced by export - of 4.5% (reduction in Non-eurozone - of 4.9% and increase in Eurozone - of 3.1%). In turn, in domestic market turnover increased by 0.3%.


Compared to September 2014, the average consumer price level in September 2015 declined by 0.5%. Prices of goods decreased by 1.7%, while prices of services grew by 2.5%. Compared to the previous 12 months, the average consumer price level over the last 12 months, grew by 0.3%


Compared to July industrial production volume in August 2015 (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) decreased by 1.4%. Decline was caused by decrease of 3% in manufacturing; in turn, growth of 7.1% was recorded in mining and quarrying, and of 7.3% in electricity and gas supply.


New data have been published in sections: Business Tendency; Employment and unemployment; Education; Trade and services; Industry; General agricultural indicators; Crop production; Livestock; Energy; Information technologies; Gross domestic product (recalculated data).


Central Statistical Bureau has finished recalculation of annual national accounts time series from 1995. Recalculated annual estimation data are published in the CSB database in section “Gross Domestic Product”.


Eurostat has launched public consultation on Agricultural Statistics Strategy 2020. The aim of this consultation is to collect views of the users of agricultural statistics on the proposed strategy to improve the availability of agricultural statistics that better match with their needs.

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