According to the flash estimate, GDP rose by 0.8 % in the 4th quarter


According to the flash estimate of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in the 4th quarter of 2016, compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016, the gross domestic product (GDP) value (seasonally and working days adjusted data) increased by 0.8 %.

Compared to the corresponding period of 2015, during the 4th quarter of 2016 seasonally and working days adjusted GDP grew by 1.6 %, while seasonally and working days non-adjusted GDP increased by 2.1 %.

Over the 4th quarter, the GDP was affected by a 10 % increase in the output in industry and a 1 % increase in the output of the service sector. The drop in the construction sector has decreased and it amounted to 13 %. The volume of collected taxes of products was 5 % larger than during the corresponding period of the previous year.

Changes of GDP volume at constant prices, as per cent
(4th quarter 2014 – 4th quarter 2016)



A more detailed press release on the precise value and changes of the GDP during the 4th quarter of 2016 will be available on 28 February.

Media requests:
Sanda Rieksta
Information and Communication Section
E-mail: media [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv
Phone: +371 67366621, +371 27880666


More information on data:
Elita Kalniņa
Quarterly National Accounts Section
E-mail: Elita [dot] Kalnina [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv
Phone: +371 67366961