The Central Statistical Burea of Latvia has published data which allow to analyze spatial structure of inhabited dwellings in cities under state jurisdiction (Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jēkabpils, Jūrmala, Liepāja, Rēzekne, Riga, Valmiera, Ventspils). Now anyone will have an opportunity to create thematic maps depicting number of dwellings, average area, year of construction, type of building and facilities of dwellings, as well as to use this data for spatial analysis. They are the most detailed open data characterizing inhabited dwellings in Latvia.
In 2014 the share of fuelwood in gross consumption of energy resources accounted for 30.8%, which is 7.3% more than in 2010 (23.5%). At the same time consumption of natural gas dropped by 7.4%, and in 2014 its share in gross consumption of energy resources amounted to 24.1%. Energy dependence has decreased from 43% in 2010 to 37% in 2014.
New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Population; Industry; Foreign trade.
In Riga, a high-level seminar in statistics of Eastern European, Caucasian and Central Asian countries discussed the draft Generic Statistical Law. The law will strengthen the institutional independence of statistical offices of the EECCA countries, impartiality of official statistics, and conformity with the UN Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice.
In April 2015 compared to March exports value of goods at current prices grew by 4.5%, but imports value of goods – by 0.5%. In April Latvia exported goods in amount of 903.6 mln euros, but imported – in amount of 1 062.0 mln euros. In April foreign trade balance slightly improved as exports in total foreign trade value increased to 46.0% (in March 2015 – 45.0%).
Compared to May 2014, the average consumer price level in May 2015 grew by 1.2%. Prices of goods increased by 0.4% and prices of services – by 3.2%. Compared to the previous 12 months, the average consumer price level over the last 12 months, grew by 0.6%.
Compared to March, manufacturing turnover in April 2015, according to seasonally adjusted data (at current prices), grew by 2.5%, which was affected by growth of 6.1% in export (of which increase in Eurozone of 0.3% and in Non-eurozone of 10%). In turn, in domestic market there was a decline of 0.6%.
New data have been published in sections: Producer prices; Enterprises finance; Industry; Transport; Tourism.
Table order and table codes have been changed for tourism tables.
On 4 June 2015 in the final reading the Latvian Parliament adopted a new legal framework for the statistical system and work organisation, which has been drawn up in accordance with the obligations undertaken by Latvia as a Member State of the European Statistical System.
Daugavpils is the second largest city in Latvia – at the beginning of 2015 there were 86 435 residents. As the number of population in Latvia reduced, also the number of resident population in Daugavpils decreased – by 968 residents as compared to the beginning of 2014. During the last 10 years, the number of population in Latvia fell by 20.8 thsd residents (107 269 residents in 2005).
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