If in the 1st quarter of 2015 the average monthly gross wages and salaries accounted for 785 euros. The average wages and salaries kept increasing; however, growth rate has been slowing down. If in the 1st quarter of 2014 wages and salaries grew by 7.4% annually, then in the 1st quarter of 2015 it increased by 6.1% or 45 euros.
At the beginning of 2015 the number of population of Latvia accounted for 1 mln 986.1 thsd people, which is 15.4 thsd less than a year before. In regional breakdown the number of population increased only in Pierīga region (by 0.6 thsd). In turn, the largest drop was recorded in Latgale region – of 4.7 thsd.
Svetlana Jesiļevska, Statistician of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, has received Young Statistician Prize of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS). In the contest in competition of 35 researchers from 27 countries Svetlana Jesiļevska has received award for research "Iterative method for the reducing the impact of outlying data points: ensuring data completeness".
On 26 – 27 May 2015, the statistical office of the European Union Eurostat is carrying out current dialogue visit in Latvia on the general government budget deficit and debt notification issues, which takes place in the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
Compared to March level of producer prices in the Latvian industry in April 2015 dropped by 0.1%. Level of prices of products sold on the domestic market did not change. The prices of exported products decreased by 0.2%, of which in exports to euro area countries reduced by 0.4%, but in exports to non-euro area countries - by 0.2%.
In the 1st quarter of 2015 there were 360.5 thsd visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments, which is 3.4% more than in the 1st quarter of 2014. Similar as in previous quarters, out of all visitors 65.1% were foreign visitors and 34.9% – residents of Latvia.
New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Enterprises finance; Population: Number and Change; Housing; Foreign trade.
In 2014 there were 175 active CHP plants in Latvia with total installed electrical capacity of 1265.3 megawatts (MW). CHP plants produced 3005.8 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity, which is 58% of the total produced electricity and 5189.6 GWh of heat – 73% of the total heat produced.
New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Employment and unemployment; Crime and justice; Composition of Households; Construction; Housing; Industry; Transport; Energy.
In households of Riga Latvian is mostly used in Bieriņi and Buļļi (83% of resident population in these neighbourhoods), but the least – in Daugavgrīva (16%) and Bolderāja (24%). In Riga 43% of residents in their daily life mainly use Latvian, but in Jūrmala – 50%.
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