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That 425 thousand persons or 22.1 % of Latvia population were at risk of poverty1 in 2016 – 0.3 percentage points less than in 2015. Equivalent income of this part of the population were below 330 euros monthly.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Business Tendency; Employment and unemployment; Foreign trade in goods; Construction.


During the year (in December 2017, compared to December 2016) the average level of consumer prices rose by 2.2 %. Prices of goods increased by 2.0 % and prices of services by 2.6 %.


In November 2017 Latvian foreign trade turnover amounted to EUR 2.3 billion, which at current prices was 11.5 % more than in November 2016, of which the exports value of goods was 15.3 % and imports value of goods was 8.3 % higher.


New data have been published in sections: Government finances; Personal income; Industry.


Compared to November 2016, in November 2017 industrial production output increased by 3.6 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices).


New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Gross domestic product; Business Tendency; Wages and salaries; Trade and services; Construction; Industry; Tourism; Farm Structure Survey; Agricultural prices and price indices; Livestock; Energy.


Compared to November 2016, in November 2017 total retail trade turnover rose by 4.7%. Turnover of retail trade in food products increased by 5.4%, turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 4.6%, whereas turnover of retail sale of automotive fuel – by 3.9%.


Compared to October, in November 2017 the level of construction costs in Latvia increased by 0.4 %. Labour remuneration of workers grew by 0.6 %, prices of building materials by 0.4 %, and maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment by 0.1 %.


In 2016, number of medium-sized and large agricultural holdings has increased by 26.8 %, in total managing 71.1 % of total agricultural area or more by 9.5 % than in 2013. In 2016, there were 69.9 thsd economically active holdings.

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