Data on ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) sector statistics are used to analyse information on main indicators characterizing development of ICT sectors: number of enterprises, number of employees, sales of ICT products produced, profit before taxes, imports and exports of ICT products, as well as share of value added in gross domestic product.

Definitions

Total exports include:

  • goods exported for sale abroad;
  • goods exported for processing under the obligation of subsequent re-importation; 
  • re-exports, i.e., exports of goods previously imported for domestic consumption.

Temporary exports, repair trade, leasing, goods for diplomatic corps and embassies are excluded from the total exports.

ICT sector is determined according to the international definition of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that provides inclusion of the following economic activities (by NACE Rev. 2) classes:

  1. ICT manufacturing activities (NACE 26.11; 26.12; 26.20; 26.30; 26.40; 26.80);
  2. ICT wholesale (NACE 46.51; 46.52);
  3. ICT services activities (software publishing (NACE 58.21; 58.29), telecommunication (NACE 61.10; 61.20; 61.30; 61.90), computer programming, consulting and related activities (NACE 62.01; 62.02; 62.03; 62.09), data processing, hosting and related activities, web portals (NACE 63.11; 63.12), repair of computers, peripheral equipment and communication equipment (NACE 95.11; 95.12).

Total imports include:

  • goods declared for consumption in Latvia;
  • goods imported for processing under the obligation of subsequent re-exportation;
  • goods exported after having undergone transformation during processing in a foreign country.

Temporary imports, repair trade, leasing, goods for diplomatic corps and embassies are excluded from the total imports.

Number of active enterprises in the reference year, which are registered in the business register and whose main activity is included in the ICT sector definition for sectors listed.

Number of employees is total number of persons working in an enterprise including owners working continuously in an enterprise, family members working in family enterprises, as well as self-employed persons.

Total remuneration in cash or in kind which employer pays to an employee as a reward for the work done.

Personnel costs also include employer's social security contributions.

Profit of the reporting year is profit before taxes, i.e., the financial result of enterprise activity at the end of the production cycle showing how effectively the resources have been used.

Enterprise taxes are calculated from calculation of profits and losses.

This tax group includes enterprise income tax on report period, deferred corporate income tax and other taxes.

Income from the sale of goods and services, for which the enterprise has issued invoices. The VAT and other taxes directly related to sales are not included.

Production value from which the value of goods and services used in production is deducted.

Value added shows increase of market value of product, which has arisen in the result of an economic activity.

Value of products manufactured and sold at current prices excluding value added and excise taxes.

Data availability

Dissemination format and release calendar

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
ICT sector
  • 2015
09.08.2017
  • final data
ICT sector
  • 2015
30.11.2016
  • provisional data
ICT sector statistics (foreign trade and industry)
  • 2015
31.10.2016
ICT sector
  • 2014
09.08.2016
  • final data
ICT sector
  • 2014
27.11.2015

Publications

Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications and subscribe for paper publications in section Publications.

Data on ICT sector are also published in the monthly bulletins and statistical yearbooks. Publications are available in the "E-publications" sections under topic "General Statistics".

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
Use of information and communication technologies in households Use of information and communication technologies in households in 2016 (only in Latvian) 16.12.2016
Use of ICT in enterprises and e-commerce Use of information and communication technologies and e-commerce in enterprises in 2016 (only in Latvian) 16.12.2016
Use of ICT in enterprises and e-commerce Use of information and communication technologies and e-commerce in enterprises 2015 (only in Latvian) 07.12.2015
Use of information and communication technologies in households Use of information and communication technologies in households 2015 (only in Latvian) 07.12.2015
Use of information and communication technologies in households Use of information and communication technologies in households 2014 10.12.2014
Use of information and communication technologies in households Use of information and communication tehnologies in households in 2013 (only in Latvian) 07.11.2013
Use of ICT in enterprises and e-commerce Use of information and communication technologies and e-commerce in enterprises 2013 (only in Latvian) 07.11.2013
Use of information and communication technologies in households On the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Households in 2012 (only in Latvian) 04.12.2012
Use of ICT in enterprises and e-commerce On the Use of Information and Communication Technologies and E-Commerce in enterprises in 2012 (only in Latvian) 12.11.2012

Classifications

Data are collected and published using following classifications:

  • Industrial production classification (PRODCOM) (corresponding version of every year);
  • Combined Nomenclature  (CN)  (corresponding version of every year);
  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities (NACE Rev. 2).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
 - postal mail: 1 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1301;
 - e-mail: info [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv;
 - visiting Information centre.

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data are obtained in the result of calculation from the following sources:

  • Statistical report forms developed by the CSB:
    • 1-ANNUAL "Complex report on the activities of merchants";
    • 3-r "Report on production and sale of kinds of industrial products";
    • INTRASTAT monthly reports;
  • Freight custom declaration;
  • Information from Profit-loss calculations submitted by enterprises to the State Revenue Service.

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

Number of enterprises, number of employees, turnover, personnel costs and value added is calculated according to requirements of structural business statistics.

Foreign trade data are calculated using information from freight customs declarations. Information on imports and exports to the European Union countries is obtained using monthly reports from foreign trade data collection system – INTRASTAT.

Data revision

Data may be updated and corrected, if needed.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Data on ICT sector statistics are available since 2008.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Contact person on methodology

Name

Surname Phone number Position Email

Aiva

Grinšpone

+371 67366664

Senior Officer

Aiva [dot] Grinspone [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

Last update

31.10.2017

Expenditure on ICT in enterprises

Foreign trade

Use of ICT in enterprises and e-commerce

Explanation of symbols

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Magnitude zero

0

Less than half of the unit employed

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Data not available or too uncertain for presentation

X

Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless

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Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

0

Magnitude zero