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Compared to April, in May 2017 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry grew by 0.4 %.


In 2016 gross energy consumption in Latvia comprised 184.5 petajoules, which is only 0.3 % more than in 2016. Over the past five years the gross energy consumption has not changed significantly, however the share of renewables in it has increased. 


At the end of the 1st quarter of 2017 there were 15.7 thousand job vacancies in the country, and the indicator has risen by 1.9 thousand or 13.6 %, as compared to the 1st quarter of 2016, and by 1.3 thousand or 8.7 %, compared to the end of 2016.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Occupied posts and job vacancies, paid working hours; Labour costs; Tourism; Fishery.


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Population; Industry; Tourism; Foreign trade.


In April 2017 Latvian foreign trade turnover amounted to EUR 1.88 bln, which was 0.5 % higher than in April 2016 (at current prices), and the exports and imports values of goods were 1.0 % and 0.2 % higher, respectively. 


During the year (in May 2017, compared to May 2016) the average level of consumer prices increased by 2.8 %. Prices of goods grew by 2.6 % and prices of services by 3.6 %.


In 2016, as compared to 2015, the number of domestic overnight trips of Latvian residents grew by 3.3 % and the number of trips abroad increased by 0.7 %.


What do Sofija, Emīlija, Marta, Alise, Katrīna and Elza have in common? All these girl names were popular in Latvia during the interwar period and have once again become trendy in the 21st century.


Compared to April 2016, in April 2017 industrial production output increased by 9.6 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). 

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