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New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Construction; Housing; Industry; Foreign trade; Environment.


In the 4th quarter as compared to the corresponding period of 2014 construction production volume according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices decreased by 6.2 %. Construction production volume at constant prices accounted for EUR 500.5 mln. 


The average level of consumer prices decreased by 0.3 % in January 2016 as compared to January 2015. Prices of goods decreased by 1.2 %, while prices of services increased by 2.1 %. During last 12 months the average level of consumer prices, compared to the previous 12 months, grew by 0.2 %.


Provisional data show that in 2015 foreign trade turnover at current prices in Latvia amounted to EUR 22 860.1 million – by EUR 42.9 million or 0.2 % less as compared to 2014. Exports value increased by EUR 122.9 million or 1.2 %, while imports value decreased by EUR or 165.8 million or 1.3 %.


Compared to November, in December 2015 manufacturing turnover decreased by 1.4 % (according to seasonally adjusted data at current prices). Manufacturing turnover in export reduced by 3.7 % (of which 9.5 % drop in eurozone, whereas 2.6 % rise in non-eurozone), while domestic market witnessed a reduction of 0.7 %.


New data have been published in sections: Monetary poverty and income inequality; Social security; Self-perceived health status; Industry.


As compared to November, in December 2015, industrial production output (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) has decreased by 1.2 %, of which by 3.6 % in electricity and gas supply, whereas in manufacturing there was a rise of 0.1 % and in mining and quarrying – of 3.7 %.


Nevertheless smaller population number are facing severe material deprivation, number of people at risk of poverty is still growing. In 2014, 22.5 % of Latvia residents, monthly disposable income (net) of which were under EUR 291, were at risk of poverty.


Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in academic year 2015/2016, enrolment in higher education institutions of Latvia accounts for 84.3 thousand. During year, total enrolment in higher education institutions has declined by 2 %.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Business Tendency; Wages and salaries; Trade and services; Transport; Crop production; Livestock; Energy.

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