Compared to August 2013, the average consumer price level in August 2014, rose by 0.8%. Prices of goods decreased by 0.1%, while prices of services grew by 3.2%.
New data have been published in sections: Crime and justice; Industry; Science.
Compared to June industrial production volume in July rose by 1.4%, but, compared to July of the last year, it reduced by 1.5%. The decrease over a year was affected by reduction of production in mining and quarrying – by 6.6% and in manufacturing – by 2.6%.
In 2013 consumption of renewable energy sources in Latvia comprised 68 gigajoules. In comparison with 2012 the consumption fell by 2.5%.
New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Business Tendency; Enterprises finance; Wages and salaries; Household budget;Trade and services; Industry; Tourism; Crop production; Livestock.
In the first half of 2014 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has grown by 2.7% as compared to the first half of 2013.
On 1 September 2014 Central Statistical Bureau celebrates 95 years since the institution was founded. CSB – at that time State Statistical Office – was founded on 1 September 1919 almost simultaneously with the birth of Latvia. From two structural units – demographic and agricultural statistics departments – today Statistics Bureau has grown to ten departments with more than 500 employees.
In the 2nd quarter of 2014 average monthly gross wages and salaries in Latvia, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2013, increased by 6.4% from 716 euros to 762 euros. In the 1st quarter of this year annual increase of the remuneration was 7.5% from 689 to 740 euros.
Total retail trade turnoverin July 2014, compared to June, rose by 2.2%. Compared to July 2013 turnover increased by 3.9%.
Compared to June, construction costs in July decreased by 0.6%. Prices of building materials decreased by 0.8%, labour remuneration of workers – by 0.5% and maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment – by 0.2%.
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