In the 1st quarter average gross wages and salaries in Latvia comprised 742 euros and, compared to the 1st quarter of 2013, increased by 7.7%. In the 1st quarter average monthly net wages and salaries comprised 544 euros.
Compared to March, the total retail trade turnover in April rose by 2.5%. Retail trade in food products grew by 1.2%, whereas of non-food products - by 3.5%. Annual increase – 10.5%.
In April, compared to April of the previous year, construction costs grew by 0.6%. Labour remuneration of workers increased by 4.6%, prices of building materials reduced by 1.0%.
People in LV evaluate their overall life satisfaction on average with 6.5 points out of 10. Couples with children - more satisfied. Young people most optimistic about life.
The number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments in the 1st quarter comprised 348.5 thousand people, which is 15.7% more than in the 1st quarter of 2013. The number of overnight stays in the 1st quarter was 692 thsd – 3% more than a year ago.
New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Population: Number and Change; Housing.
Compared to March, producer prices in Latvian industry in April 2014 rose by 0.3%. The prices of products sold on the domestic market increased by 0.7%, and prices of exported products reduced by 0.3%; of which in exports to euro area countries - by 0.7%, but in exports to non-euro area countries they remained the same.
In I - IV, 6813 babies were registered in the Latvia, of which 1745 born in April. It is 283 babies more than in the first four months in 2013.
166 combined heat and power plants produce 51% of the total produced electricity and 69% of the total heat produced in Latvia. The number of CHP plants over the year has increased by 33.
New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Employment and unemployment; Construction; Housing; Foreign trade; Energy; Forestry.
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