Foreign trade of Latvia in June 2009

10.08.2009

In June 2009 the total foreign trade turnover at current prices reached 637.8 mln lats – more by 3.2% or 19.5 mln lats than a month before and less by 35.5% or 351.0 mln lats than in June last year, according to provisional data of Central Statistical Bureau.

In January – June 2009 foreign trade turnover value reached 3897.5 mln lats – less by 35.3% or 2126.6 mln lats than in the same period of the last year. Of which exports value comprised 1629.1 mln lats – less by 26.4% or 584.0 mln lats, but imports value comprised 2268.4 mln lats – less by 40.5% or 1542.6 mln lats than a year ago.

Latvia’s foreign trade, mln lats1

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1) Data on March 2009 have been revised.

Main commodities in Latvia’s foreign trade in June 2009, at current prices

 

Exports

Imports

Foreign trade balance, thsd lats (+,-)

thsd lats

% of
total

% (+, -)
over
June 2008

thsd lats

% of
total

% (+, -)
over
June 2008

Total

285 331

100

-20.6

352 477

100

-44.0

-67 146

Agricultural and food products (I-IV)

55 569

19.5

+3.1

66 442

18.9

-20.6

-10 873

Live animals and animal products (I)

12 895

4.5

-19.0

14 779

4.2

-17.5

-1 884

 

meat and offal (02)

1 028

0.4

-28.3

6 412

1.8

-19.0

-5 384

 

Fish (fresh, frozen, smoked) (03)

4 520

1.6

+19.8

4 415

1.3

-2.2

+105

 

dairy produce (04)

6 138

2.2

-37.9

3 365

1.0

-26.4

+2 773

Vegetation products (II)

17 510

6.1

+51.3

13 147

3.7

-36.5

+4 363

 

edible fruit and nuts (08)

1 665

0.6

+29.7

4 371

1.2

-34.3

-2 706

 

cereals (10)

9 371

3.3

+62.9

511

0.1

-67.5

+8 860

Prepared foodstuffs (IV)

24 229

8.5

-6.7

35 253

10.0

-16.1

-11 024

 

preparations of meat, or fish (16)

3 049

1.1

-29.9

1 596

0.5

-26.4

+1 453

 

miscellaneous edible preparations (incl. coffee, tea, etc.) (21)

1 383

0.5

+3.8

5 035

1.4

-20.8

-3 652

 

beverages, spirits and vinegar (22)

9 999

3.5

-9.6

9 002

2.6

-25.9

+997

 

tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (24)

2 029

0.7

-11.3

2 773

0.8

-39.6

-744

Mineral products (V) 1)

19 126

6.7

+37.8

59 407

16.9

-40.1

-40 281

 

mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation (27)

17 593

6.2

+54.5

56 966

16.2

-39.2

-39 373

Products of the chemical and allied industries (VI)

27 225

9.5

-0.1

44 580

12.6

-14.1

-17 355

 

pharmaceutical products (30)

15 340

5.4

+12.4

23 171

6.6

+8.8

-7 831

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof (VII)

8 644

3.0

-19.5

19 878

5.6

-35.5

-11 234

 

plastics and articles thereof (39)

6 891

2.4

-17.7

16 941

4.8

-29.3

-10 050

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials (IX)

45 151

15.8

-24.2

4 829

1.4

-59.0

+40 322

 

wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (44)

45 081

15.8

-24.0

4 743

1.3

-58.8

+40 338

Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; paper and paperboard and articles thereof (X)

4 590

1.6

-8.2

11 241

3.2

-17.3

-6 651

 

paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (48)

3 491

1.2

-3.7

9 800

2.8

-14.4

-6 309

Textiles and textile articles (XI)

13 951

4.9

-23.2

13 967

4.0

-32.4

-16

 

articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (61)

4 556

1.6

+0.7

2 649

0.8

-16.1

+1 907

 

articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (62)

4 613

1.6

-25.5

3 428

1.0

-15.2

+1 185

Base metals and articles of base metals (XV)

38 529

13.5

-50.2

25 433

7.2

-71.4

+13 096

 

iron and steel (72)

23 432

8.2

-57.6

9 630

2.7

-82.8

+13 802

 

articles of iron or steel (73)

8 672

3.0

-37.7

8 419

2.4

-58.3

+253

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment (XVI)

36 375

12.7

-13.9

55 928

15.9

-47.2

-19 553

 

machinery and mechanical appliances (84)

18 177

6.4

-17.1

27 077

7.7

-56.3

-8 900

 

electrical machinery and equipment (85)

18 198

6.4

-10.6

28 851

8.2

-34.4

-10 653

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment (XVII)

17 925

6.3

-28.0

24 972

7.1

-64.3

-7 047

 

vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (87)

15 808

5.5

-25.0

23 889

6.8

-62.8

-8 081

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (XX)

7 788

2.7

-31.6

7 203

2.0

-60.9

+585

 

furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings (94)

6 482

2.3

-27.6

4 649

1.3

-57.4

+1 833

Other goods

10 458

3.7

-30.7

18 597

5.3

-45.8

-8 139

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¹) This group includes useful minerals, oil and oil products, natural gas and electricity.

In June 2009 the most significant share in Latvia’s export had export to the countries of European Union (69.8%), followed by the export to CIS countries – 14.6%. Main export partners were Lithuania (17.4% of total export), Estonia (13.3%), Russia (9.5%), Germany (8.8%) and Sweden (5.5%).

In June 2009 the most significant share in Latvia’s import had import from the countries of European Union (76.6%), followed by the import from CIS countries – 12.9%. Main import partners were Lithuania (17.2% of total import), Germany (11.9%), Russia (8.2%), Poland (8.1%) and Estonia (7.0%).

More information on Latvia’s foreign trade by months and quarters by country groups and commodity groups can be obtained in the CSB data base section „Foreign trade” monthly/quarterly, annual data.


Prepared by the Foreign Trade Statistics Section
Lilita Laganovska
Tel. 67366604