Foreign trade of Latvia in September 2009

09.11.2009

In September 2009 the total foreign trade turnover at current prices reached 719.7 mln lats – more by 14.8% or 92.6 mln lats than a month before and less by 36.8% or 419.5 mln lats than in September last year, according to provisional data of Central Statistical Bureau.

In January – September 2009 foreign trade turnover value reached 5918.7 mln lats – less by 35.6% or 3271.6 mln lats than in the same period of the last year. Of which exports value comprised 2526.2 mln lats – less by 25.6% or 870.1 mln lats, but imports value comprised 3392.5 mln lats – less by 41.4% or 2401.5 mln lats than a year ago.


Latvia’s foreign trade, mln lats1

1) Data on February, March and June 2009 have been revised.


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


Exports

Imports

Foreign trade balance, thsd lats (+,-)

thsd lats

% of total

% (+, -)over September 2008

thsd lats

% of total

% (+, -) over September 2008

Total

331 304

100

-22.1

388 374

100

-45.6

-57 070

Agricultural and food products (I-IV)

69 486

21.0

-4.7

73 313

18.9

-23.1

-3 827

Live animals and animal products (I)

14 179

4.3

-3.9

14 039

3.6

-24.5

+140

Fish (fresh, frozen, smoked) (03)

3 268

1.0

-2.7

2 432

0.6

-47.5

+836

dairy produce (04)

7 103

2.1

-17.6

4 101

1.1

-21.2

+3 002

Vegetation products (II)

27 719

8.4

+31.7

19 667

5.1

-17.4

+8 052

cereals (10)

19 119

5.8

+48.8

8 377

2.2

-8.3

+10 742

Prepared foodstuffs (IV)

26 880

8.1

-22.2

34 951

9.0

-26.8

-8 071

preparations of meat, or fish (16)

4 014

1.2

-43.2

1 932

0.5

-20.7

+2 082

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

1 723

0.5

+26.0

4 531

1.2

-29.2

-2 808

beverages, spirits and vinegar (22)

11 440

3.5

-23.4

8 390

2.2

-29.5

+3 050

tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (24)

1 636

0.5

-51.3

1 695

0.4

-69.9

-59

Mineral products (V) 1)

18 006

5.4

-12.9

68 624

17.7

-45.2

-50 618

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

16 622

5.0

-11.5

66 695

17.2

-44.3

-50 073

Products of the chemical and allied industries (VI)

23 566

7.1

-45.5

38 910

10.0

-44.3

-15 344

pharmaceutical products (30)

11 656

3.5

-6.6

18 721

4.8

-23.1

-7 065

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

9 903

3.0

-19.1

21 794

5.6

-40.3

-11 891

plastics and articles thereof (39)

6 957

2.1

-10.1

15 787

4.1

-35.0

-8 830

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

48 675

14.7

-15.3

6 020

1.6

-42.0

+42 655

wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (44)

48 627

14.7

-15.3

5 916

1.5

-41.7

+42 711

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

5 973

1.8

-6.3

11 625

3.0

-28.7

-5 652

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

4 052

1.2

-11.9

10 049

2.6

-21.8

-5 997

Textiles and textile articles (XI)

14 945

4.5

-34.8

20 127

5.2

-37.0

-5 182

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

4 279

1.3

-43.1

5 509

1.4

-34.1

-1 230

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

4 817

1.5

-40.7

6 210

1.6

-43.7

-1 393

Base metals and articles of base metals (XV)

46 472

14.0

-39.2

34 738

8.9

-48.5

+11 734

iron and steel (72)

28 288

8.5

-45.3

17 012

4.4

-48.2

+11 276

articles of iron or steel (73)

8 797

2.7

-43.3

9 225

2.4

-54.8

-428

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment (XVI)

48 865

14.7

-9.7

61 383

15.8

-53.3

-12 518

machinery and mechanical appliances (84)

24 881

7.5

-6.5

27 926

7.2

-61.8

-3 045

electrical machinery and equipment (85)

23 985

7.2

-12.7

33 456

8.6

-42.5

-9 471

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

24 174

7.3

-10.4

20 764

5.3

-69.0

+3 410

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

18 909

5.7

-24.0

18 104

4.7

-69.0

+805

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (XX)

9 074

2.7

-34.7

7 900

2.0

-58.9

+1 174

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

6 902

2.1

-34.7

4 930

1.3

-56.9

+1 972

Other goods

12 165

3.7

-32.7

23 176

6.0

-46.6

-11 011


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


In September 2009 the most significant share (65.2%) in Latvia’s export had export to the countries of European Union, followed by the export to CIS* countries – 15.6%. Main export partners were Lithuania (14.1% of total export), Estonia (13.8%), Russia (10.9%), Germany (7.9%) and Sweden (5.6%).

In September 2009 the most significant share in Latvia’s import had import from the countries of European Union (77.0%), followed by the import from CIS* countries – 12.8%. Main import partners were Lithuania (19.9% of total import), Germany (11.4%), Poland (8.6%), Estonia (7.3%) and Russia (7.0%).

*Starting with September 2009 Georgia is not included in CIS countries group.


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
Anželika Pavlova
Tel. 67366694