Data on the role of tourism industry in the Latvian economy are used to estimate the share of tourism industry in the composition of the total value added, the share of industries characteristic of tourism in the total value added, the share of tourism industries in the total output, as well as the share of trips and passenger transport in export and import of goods and services.


Commonwealth of Independent States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia (since September 2009 no longer belongs to the CIS), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan (associate member), Ukraine (associate member), Uzbekistan.

EU-15 – 15 member states of European Union: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom.

EU-25 – EU-15 and Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia after EU enlargement on 1 May 2004.

EU-27 – EU-25 and Romania and Bulgaria after EU enlargement on 1 January 2007.

EU-28 – EU-27 and Croatia after enlargement of the EU on 1 July 2013.

Expenses of non-resident visitors for acquisition of consumption goods and services before and during the trip in Latvia.

Intermediate consumption is value of those goods and services which are involved in the production process for consumption, excluding fixed assets consumption of which is entered as consumption of fixed capital. In the production process goods and services can be either transformed, or used.

Output is products (goods and services) generated in the reference period.

Industries corresponding to one or both of the following criteria: tourism expenditure represents a significant share of industrial output, without presence of travellers certain industry would not be represented in national economy or it would appear in comparatively small volumes.

Value added generated in characteristic tourism industries and in other national economy industries and which is separated from total value added generated in national economy according to expenditure (demand) generated by tourism.

Tourism gross value added is determined by harmonizing demand (previously calculated internal tourism expenditure) and supply (share of tourism in production of industry). 

Difference of output and intermediate consumption.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

Data are published 3 years after the report period.


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


Data are collected using:

  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 1.1) (2004–2008);
  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 2) (from 2008);
  • Statistical classification of products by activity (CPA 2008).

Customised data sets

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data on the role of tourism in the Latvian economy are acquired in the result of calculations, applying methodology of the Statistical Office of the European Union and of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

Data are obtained from several CSB surveys and reports: survey on border crossings, survey on domestic trips, report "Hotels and other tourist accommodation establishments", report "Activities of tourism companies" and complex report on activities of an enterprise during the year.

Data on passenger turnover by regular bus traffic is obtained from Road Transport Administration Ltd.

Data revision

The data published are final and are not revised.


Comparability over time

Data are available since 2004.

International comparability


Information on tourism in the EU and in each country separately is available on the homepage of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat).

Main data tables:



World Tourism Organization


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Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Edīte Miezīte 67366810 daļas vadītājs

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Activities of tourism merchants

Indicators of resident and non-resident travelers

Latvian hotels and other accommodation establishments

Trips of Latvian residents

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