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In September 2017 the level of construction costs in Latvia grew by 0.2 %. Labour remuneration of workers rose by 0.5 %, maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment by 0.2 %, and prices of building materials by 0.1 %.


At the beginning of 2017, 78.5 % of Latvia population aged 16–74 used Internet on regular basis (at least once a week). Since 2010, the indicator has risen by 16 percentage points, whereas compared to the previous year – by 1.5 percentage points.


Since 2000 Riga population has declined by 121 thousand people – from 762 443 to 641 481. Analysis of the changes in breakdown by Riga city neighbourhood shows the sharpest usually resident population decline in the neighbourhoods located in Riga city centre.


New data have been published in sections: Geographical data; Producer prices; Government finances; Population: Number and Change; Information technologies; Gross domestic product.


Compared to August, in September 2017 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry grew by 0.3 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market increased by 0.3 %, and prices of exported products went up by 0.2 %.  


In 2016 general government budget surplus accounted for EUR 9.5 mln or 0.04 % of the Gross Domestic Product, whereas general government consolidated gross debt amounted to EUR 10 091.6 mln or 40.6 % of the GDP.


During the first nine months of this year 15 723 babies were born in Latvia, which is 1 113 children fewer than in the corresponding period of the last year. 


At the beginning of 2017 out of the enterprises employing 10 or more persons 98.7 % used Internet, while 62.9 % of the enterprises had website.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Tourism; Foreign trade in goods.


In August 2017 Latvian foreign trade turnover amounted to EUR 2.25 bln, which was 15.4 % more than in August 2016 at current prices, of which the exports and imports values of goods were 8.5 % and 21.2 % higher, respectively.

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