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In 2016 the volume of electricity produced in combined heat and power plants kept increasing and accounted for 3 767.4 gigawatt hours, which constitutes 59 % of the total volume of electricity generated in Latvia.


397.4 thsd visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 1st quarter of 2017, which is 8.6 % more than during the first three months of 2016. As compared to the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 6.3 % and reached 784.9 thousand. The average duration of a visitor's stay at an accommodation establishment was 2.0 nights.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Health care and sport; Industry; Construction;Industry; Number of Enterprises;Transport;Foreign trade in goods.


Compared to the corresponding period of 2016, in the 1st quarter of 2017 construction output increased by 8.4 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). Construction production output at current prices amounted to 222 million euros.


During the year (in April 2017, compared to April 2016) the average level of consumer prices increased by 3.4 %. Prices of goods grew by 3.2 % and prices of services by 4.0 %.


In March 2017 Latvian foreign trade turnover amounted to EUR 2.15 bln, which was 14.3 % higher than in March 2016 (at current prices), and the exports and imports values of goods were 13.2 % and 15.2 % higher, respectively. 


Compared to March 2016, in March 2017 industrial production output1 increased by 10 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). 


New data have been published in section: Employment and unemployment.


In the 1st quarter of 2017, compared to the 4th quarter of 2016, the gross domestic product value (seasonally and working days adjusted data) increased by 1.5 %.


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Business Tendency; Material deprivation; Wages and salaries; Social security; Number of Enterprises; Trade and services; Tourism; Transport; Agricultural prices and price indices; Agri-environmental indicators; Crop production; Livestock; Energy.

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