Foreign trade of Latvia in September 2011

09.11.2011

In September 2011 the total foreign trade turnover at current prices reached 1222.0 mln lats – 2.9% or 34.6 mln lats more than a month before and 17.0% or 177.3 mln lats more than in September 2010, according to provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau.

In January – September 2011 foreign trade turnover value reached 9899.9 mln lats – 31.7% or 2385.5 mln lats more than in the corresponding period of the previous year.  Of which export value comprised 4407.2 mln lats – an increase of 31.4% or 1052.6 mln lats, whereas import value constituted 5492.7 mln lats – 32.0% or 1332.9 mln lats more than a year ago.

Foreign trade of Latvia, million LVL1

1) Data on February, March and June 2011 have been revised.

 

Main commodities in Latvia’s foreign trade in September 2011, at current prices

 

Export

Import

Foreign trade balance, thousand LVL  (+,-)

thousand LVL

% of

total

% (+, -)

over September

2010

 

thousand
LVL

% of

total

% (+, -)

over September

2010

 

Total

551 980

100

+16.1

670 015

100

+17.7

-118 035

Agricultural and food products (I-IV)

107 992

19.6

+11.5

107 311

16.0

+13.1

+681

Live animals and animal products (I)

25 424

4.6

+34.4

23 548

3.5

+27.5

+1 876

 

meat and offal (02)

3 313

0.6

+55.3

9 374

1.4

+37.3

-6 061

 

fish (fresh, frozen, smoked) (03)

4 345

0.8

+18.0

6 535

1.0

+19.9

-2 190

 

dairy produce, eggs (04)

14 403

2.6

+30.3

6 980

1.0

+23.3

+7 423

Vegetation products (II)

35 422

6.4

-19.2

27 311

4.1

-10.1

+8 111

 

edible fruit and nuts (08)

4 312

0.8

+3.1 times

6 102

0.9

+11.5

-1 790

 

cereals (10)

12 956

2.3

-55.8

6 187

0.9

-56.8

+6 769

 

oilseeds (12)

13 480

2.4

+37.1

7 245

1.1

+3.1 times

+6 235

Prepared foodstuffs (IV)

44 725

8.1

+42.4

47 836

7.1

+20.0

-3 111

 

preparations of meat, or fish (16)

5 854

1.1

+37.9

3 036

0.5

+31.3

+2 818

 

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

1 235

0.2

-14.2

6 399

1.0

+9.9

-5 164

 

beverages, spirits and vinegar (22)

24 275

4.4

+57.0

10 936

1.6

+5.4

+13 339

 

tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (24)

1 731

0.3

+55.9

3 149

0.5

+53.0

-1 418

Mineral products (V) 1)

46 670

8.5

+52.1

126 766

18.9

+69.6

-80 096

 

 

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

43 739

7.9

+62.4

122 326

18.3

+69.8

-78 587

Products of the chemical and allied industries (VI)

47 274

8.6

+63.9

56 576

8.4

-2.1

-9 302

 

pharmaceutical products (30)

23 995

4.3

+66.8

24 624

3.7

-16.6

-629

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

16 561

3.0

+8.7

35 858

5.4

+6.5

-19 297

 

plastics and articles thereof (39)

12 759

2.3

+8.3

25 720

3.8

+5.9

-12 961

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

91 236

16.5

+13.4

9 139

1.4

+9.1

+82 097

 

wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (44)

91 180

16.5

+13.5

8 996

1.3

+9.1

+82 184

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

12 567

2.3

+40.5

18 135

2.7

+17.5

-5 568

 

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

7 712

1.4

+54.8

16 506

2.5

+19.1

-8 794

 

products of the printing industry; manuscripts (49)

4 237

0.8

+19.1

1 477

0.2

-1.1

+2 760

Textiles and textile articles (XI)

24 109

4.4

+15.1

30 276

4.5

-2.5

-6 167

 

knitted or crocheted fabrics (60)

1 667

0.3

+28.2

1 719

0.3

+9.3

 -52

 

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

8 009

1.5

+33.3

6 987

1.0

-17.9

+1 022

 

 

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

7 471

1.4

+15.0

10 222

1.5

+11.8

-2 751

Base metals and articles of base metals (XV)

67 666

12.3

-10.6

72 441

10.8

+19.9

-4 775

 

iron and steel (72)

32 027

5.8

-35.9

39 725

5.9

+7.5

-7 698

 

articles of iron or  steel (73)

19 563

3.5

+44.9

18 356

2.7

+34.9

+1 207

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment (XVI)

61 917

11.2

+9.0

106 671

15.9

+7.2

-44 754

 

machinery and mechanical appliances (84)

29 967

5.4

+17.7

54 463

8.1

+13.5

-24 496

 

electrical machinery and equipment (85)

31 951

5.8

+2.0

52 208

7.8

+1.3

-20 257

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

37 302

6.8

+37.1

59 136

8.8

+11.5

-21 834

 

 

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

33 733

6.1

+41.9

55 094

8.2

+64.9

-21 361

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (XX)

14 123

2.6

+19.9

13 012

1.9

+8.9

+1 111

 

 

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

11 641

2.1

+23.3

7 231

1.1

+15.1

+4 410

Other goods

24 563

4.4

+11.4

34 694

5.2

+21.8

-10 131

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

In September 2011 the most significant share in Latvia’s export had export to the countries of the European Union (72.2%), followed by export to the CIS countries – 14.8%. The main export partners were Lithuania (16.6% of total export), Estonia (14.3%), Russia (11.0%), Germany (8.4%) and Poland (6.3%).

In September 2011 the most significant share in Latvia’s import had import from the countries of the European Union (78.5%), followed by import from the CIS countries – 12.6%. The main import partners were Lithuania (22.2% of total import), Germany (12.3%), Poland (8.0%), Estonia (7.2%) and Russia (6.8%).

More information on Latvia’s foreign trade by month and quarter, by country group and commodity group is available in the CSB data base section Foreign trade monthly/quarterly data.

 

Prepared by Foreign Trade Statistics Methodology, Analysis and Dissemination Section
Lilita Laganovska
tel. 67366604