Foreign trade of Latvia in November 2009

11.01.2010

In November 2009 the total foreign trade turnover at current prices reached 714.2 mln lats – less by 5.0% or 37.2 mln lats than a month before and less by 16.5% or 141.4 mln lats than in November last year, according to provisional data of Central Statistical Bureau.

In January – November 2009 foreign trade turnover value reached 7,462.1 mln lats – less by 32.9% or 3,664.3 mln lats than in the same period of 2008. Of which exports value comprised 3,235.7 mln lats – less by 21.6% or 890.8 mln lats, but imports value comprised 4,226.4 mln lats – less by 39.6% or 2,773.5 mln lats than in January – November 2008.

Latvia’s foreign trade, mln lats1

1) Data on June and August 2009 have been revised.

 

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

Exports

Imports

Foreign trade balance, thsd lats (+,-)

thsd lats

% of total

% (+, -) over November 2008

thsd lats

% of total

% (+, -) over November 2008

Total

323 298

100

-0.0

390 921

100

-26.5

-67 623

Agricultural and food products (I-IV)

64 317

19.9

-0.4

70 199

18.0

-19.0

-5 882

Live animals and animal products (I)

14 879

4.6

+19.9

15 038

3.8

-9.8

-159

Fish (fresh, frozen, smoked) (03)

4 344

1.3

+13.9

4 229

1.1

-19.4

+115

dairy produce (04)

6 965

2.2

+5.1

3 796

1.0

-3.9

+3 169

Vegetation products (II)

18 955

5.9

-11.3

15 720

4.0

-20.3

+3 235

cereals (10)

9 709

3.0

-22.3

2 736

0.7

-21.0

+6 973

Prepared foodstuffs (IV)

29 917

9.3

-0.2

35 001

9.0

-25.6

-5 084

preparations of meat, or fish (16)

5 287

1.6

-15.9

1 918

0.5

-10.9

+3 369

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

1 366

0.4

+18.0

4 269

1.1

-25.0

-2 903

beverages, spirits and vinegar (22)

12 565

3.9

+0.1

8 855

2.3

-30.0

+3 710

tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (24)

1 938

0.6

-17.7

2 434

0.6

-48.9

-496

Mineral products (V) 1)

20 445

6.3

+21.8

67 797

17.3

-33.0

-47 352

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

19 651

6.1

+30.0

66 429

17.0

-32.4

-46 778

Products of the chemical and allied industries (VI)

26 866

8.3

-1.6

49 608

12.7

-4.7

-22 742

pharmaceutical products (30)

15 617

4.8

+32.9

29 406

7.5

+23.8

-13 789

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

9 718

3.0

+6.0

20 760

5.3

-11.1

-11 042

plastics and articles thereof (39)

7 712

2.4

+14.4

16 274

4.2

-12.8

-8 562

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

61 603

19.1

+24.5

5 732

1.5

-22.3

+55 871

wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (44)

61 516

19.0

+24.5

5 582

1.4

-22.8

+55 934

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

6 716

2.1

+13.5

11 904

3.0

-20.4

-5 188

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

4 335

1.3

+1.6

9 849

2.5

-20.7

-5 514

products of the printing industry; manuscripts (49)

2 205

0.7

+47.5

2 019

0.5

-18.6

+186

Textiles and textile articles (XI)

13 686

4.2

-24.0

16 430

4.2

-19.7

-2 744

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

3 114

1.0

-45.5

3 299

0.8

-22.9

-185

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

4 859

1.5

-16.0

3 637

0.9

-30.5

+1 222

Base metals and articles of base metals (XV)

33 115

10.2

-7.4

30 392

7.8

-23.9

+2 723

iron and steel (72)

14 021

4.3

-17.1

14 922

3.8

-3.2

-901

articles of iron or steel (73)

9 448

2.9

-23.2

8 167

2.1

-44.0

+1 281

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment (XVI)

35 050

10.8

-22.5

66 751

17.1

-31.4

-31 701

machinery and mechanical appliances (84)

19 166

5.9

-16.7

27 765

7.1

-41.9

-8 599

electrical machinery and equipment (85)

15 883

4.9

-28.5

38 986

10.0

-21.2

-23 103

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

19 361

6.0

-25.5

20 611

5.3

-54.2

-1 250

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

18 428

5.7

-17.0

18 304

4.7

-56.6

+124

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (XX)

18 430

5.7

+50.4

9 398

2.4

-45.5

+9 032

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

8 700

2.7

-12.4

5 889

1.5

-44.4

+2 811

toys, games and sporting inventory (95)

9 074

2.8

+4.5 times

2 542

0.7

-52.1

+6 532

Other goods

13 991

4.3

+7.8

21 339

5.5

-20.2

-7 348

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

In November 2009 the most significant share (70.3%) in Latvia’s export had export to the countries of European Union, followed by the export to CIS countries – 15.0%. Main export partners were Estonia (14.6% of total export), Lithuania (14.4%), Russia (9.8%), Germany (8.3%) and Sweden (6.7%).

In November 2009 the most significant share in Latvia’s import had import from the countries of European Union (76.3%), followed by the import from CIS countries – 16.2%. Main import partners were Lithuania (16.2% of total import), Germany (13.2%), Russia (10.8%), Poland (10.1%) 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