Data on imports and consumption of natural gas in compliance with the Annexes B, C and D to the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 (22 October 2008) are complied and used to estimate circulation of natural gas in the country (million m3) and sectors of the national economy.

Definitions

The quantity of energy resources consumed by energy sector to further the extraction and to ensure the operation of transformation sector (NACE Rev. 2 headings 05, 06, 07.21, 08.92, 09.1, 19.20, 35).

Consumption by industry, transport, households, agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery, and other consumers (NACE Rev. 2 divisions 33, 36–39, 45–47, 52–96, 99).

Volume of natural gas transported across the state border and which is envisaged for the local market, whether customs clearance has taken place or not.

Sphere of activity of the enterprise or individual that expresses itself in the produced goods or services.

The type is determined by Standard Classification of Economic Activities (NACE Rev. 1.1, starting from 2008 – NACE Rev. 2). 

In 2008 the data were published according to both NACE Rev. 1.1 and NACE Rev. 2.

Losses due to transport and distribution, as well as losses in pipelines.

Consumption of energy resources by households, agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery and by other consumers – NACE 33, 36–39, 45–47, 52–96, 99 divisions.

The difference between natural gas stock level at the beginning (on the first day of the year) and at the end of the year (on the last day of the year).

The increase in stocks is shown as negative number, but the decrease in stocks – as positive.

Consumption of natural gas by transformation sector, energy sector and by all sectors of national economy, as well as by households.

Represents the value of fuel consumed for the production of electricity and fuel consumed for production of sold heat.

Represents the value of natural gas consumed for the production of electricity and fuel consumed for production of sold heat.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

Theme Reference period Planned release datesort icon Remarks
Imports and consumption of natural gas
  • October 2017
27.11.2017
Imports and consumption of natural gas
  • November 2017
27.12.2017
Imports and consumption of natural gas
  • December 2017
26.01.2018
Imports and consumption of natural gas
  • January 2018
27.02.2018
Imports and consumption of natural gas
  • February 2018
27.03.2018

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Imports and consumption of natural gas
  • September 2017
25.10.2017
Imports and consumption of natural gas
  • August 2017
25.09.2017
Imports and consumption of natural gas
  • July 2017
25.08.2017
Imports and consumption of natural gas
  • June 2017
25.07.2017
Imports and consumption of natural gas
  • May 2017
26.06.2017

Monthly data are revised once a month. Energy monthly data

Annual data are published in September of the following year.  Energyannual data

Classifications

Data on imports and consumption of oil products are complied and calculated in compliance with:

  • EU Combined Nomenclature;
  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities (NACE Rev. 2).

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

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 energy indicators are available in the monthly bulletins and yearbooks. Publications are available in the E-publications section under topic "General Statistics".

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2016 (only in Latvian) 21.08.2017
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy balance in 2015 (only in Latvian) 19.08.2016
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy balance in 2014 (only in Latvian) 07.08.2015
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy balance in 2013 (only in Latvian) 03.09.2014
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2012 (only in Latvian) 22.07.2013
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2011 (only in Latvian) 06.07.2012
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2010 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2011
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2009 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2010
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2008 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2009
Production, import, export and consumption of energy resources Energy Balance in 2007 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2008

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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Additional information

Annual data are collected and compiled in accordance with Eurostat methodology Natural Gas Annual Questionnaire and Energy Statistics Manual.

Monthly data are surveyed and compiled in compliance with the methodology Monthly oil and gas questionnaire and Energy Statistics Manual of Eurostat.

Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data on imports and consumption of natural gas are acquired with the help of full-scope survey, while annual data are calculated basing on the information from various data sources:

  • Annual data:
    • Annual statistical report form 1-gas "Report on use of natural gas";
    • Annual statistical report form 2-EK "Report on purchase and use of energy resources";
    • Annual statistical report form 1-energy "Report on production of heat and electricity";
  • Monthly data:
    • Monthly statistical report form 2-Gas "Report on the use of natural gas".

Target population

Target population of the monthly data includes joint-stock companies that are engaged in imports and consumption of the natural gas.

Annual data are acquired by surveying all economically active merchants, budgetary institutions, foundations, associations and funds engaged in import, export, consumption and sale of oil products.

Sample size

For the monthly data, in compliance with the target population, only one enterprise – importer of the natural gas is surveyed.

For the annual data annually approximately 5 thousand respondents are surveyed. Consumption of fuel in sectors of the national economy is found out by surveying State and local government enterprises of all sectors regardless the number of persons employed and by surveying other enterprises employing 80 and more persons. Data on enterprises and organisations employing less than 80 persons are acquired with the help of random sampling and afterwards obtained results are extrapolated.

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

The consumption is calculated: imports + stock changes.

Data analysis is related to the data verification. Data are verified by comparing indicators with the data on previous period. Analysis is performed at 2-digit level, evaluating increase or decrease of the indicators over the previous year. Verification of the indicator logical correlations is carried out considering economic development trends during the reference period.

Data revision

Data may be adjusted.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Annual data are available since 1990.

Monthly data are available since 2006.

International comparability

Eurostat

The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) compiles and on its home page publishes data on imports, production, exports and consumption of main energy resources in the EU and in each country separately. Data are available in the section Statistics/ Environment and energy. In this section you can also find the methodological description.

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

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
Alda Jirgensone +371 67366745 Senior Officer Alda [dot] Jirgensone [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

Last update

13.03.2014

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