Material flow accounts data cover all solid, gaseous and liquid materials (except for water and air), which are measured in mass units per year, as well as domestic consumption of these materials, inflow of direct resources and productivity of these resources.


Direct material input (DMI) measures the direct input of materials for use into economy, i.e. all materials which are of economic value and are used in production and consumption activities.

DMI equals domestic (used) extraction plus imports.

Domestic material consumption (DMC) measures the total amount of materials directly used by economy and is defined as the annual quantity of raw materials extracted from the domestic territory, plus all physical imports minus all physical exports.

Material flow accounts covers all solid, gaseous, and liquid materials, except for flows of air and water, measured in mass units per year.

Domestic extraction (DE) covers the annual amount of solid, liquid and gaseous materials (excluding air and water) extracted from the natural environment to be used as inputs in the economy. 

Physical imports and physical exports covers all imported or exported commodities in mass units. Traded commodities comprise goods at all stages of processing from raw products to finished goods.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Material flow accounts
  • 2016
Material flow accounts
  • 2015
Material flow accounts
  • 2014
Material flow accounts
  • 2013
Material flow accounts
  • 2012


Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications.


Material flow accounts imports, exports data are published accordingly Combined Nomenclature.

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 compiled using foreign trade, energy, agricultural statistics data of Central Statistical Bureau, as well as information from Latvia's State Forests and Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Data revision

Published data may be revised.


Comperability over time

Data are comparable since 2000.

International comparability


Statistical Office of European Union (Eurostat) is compiling and on own webpage publishing environment statistics on EU countries. Data are available in section: Statistics/Environment and energy/Environment.

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position E-mail
Andra Lazdiņa +371 67366747 Senior Officer Andra [dot] Lazdina [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

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Air emissions accounts

Air emissions from stationary sources

Enviromental taxes by economic activity

Investements in and current expenditure on eviromental protection

Municipal and hazardous waste

Explanation of symbols


Magnitude zero


Less than half of the unit employed


Data not available or too uncertain for presentation


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


Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers


Magnitude zero