Data on the use of fertilisers and liming of soil are characterising total use of mineral fertilisers, organic fertilisers and soil liming materials.


Industrially produced fertilisers used on agricultural crops as basic fertilising and additional fertilising, expressed as 100% of nutrients, in which nutrients mainly are in a form of easily deliquescent minerals.

Fertilisers in which nutrients mainly are in a form of organic compounds.

Data availability

DIssemination format and Release calendar

News Releases


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

Data on agricultural indicators, crop production and livestock production are available also in the monthly bulletins and statistical yearbooks. Statistical yearbooks and monthly bulletins are available in E-publication section under topic "General statistics".

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
Farm Structure Survey (2010, 2013 and 2016) Farm Structure in Latvia 2016 29.03.2018
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Agriculture of Latvia 2017 30.06.2017
Forestry Forestry in 2015 (only in Latvian) 02.09.2016
Agricultural prices and price indices Agriculture in Latvia, 2016 27.06.2016
Forestry Forestry in 2014 (only in Latvian) 01.09.2015
Agricultural prices and price indices Agriculture in Latvia, 2015 30.06.2015
Forestry Forestry in 2013 (only in Latvian) 18.08.2014
Agricultural prices and price indices Agriculture in Latvia, 2014 25.07.2014
Forestry Forestry in 2012 (only in Latvian) 23.08.2013
Agricultural prices and price indices Agriculture in Latvia, 2013 28.06.2013
Forestry Forestry in 2011 (only in Latvian) 30.08.2012
Forestry Forestry in 2010 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2011
Forestry Forestry in 2009 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2010
Forestry Forestry in 2008 (only in Latvian) 30.06.2009



Data are collected, calculated and published in compliance with:

  • Classification of the Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU);
  • Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS).

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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Additional information

In some cases due to specifics of electronic data processing and rounding adjustments, slight discrepancies may occur between totals and sums of components.

Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data on use of fertilizers and data on liming of soil are obtained by conducting a sample survey.

Data source is CSB statistical report form 2-ls "Crop production".

Target population

Economically active agricultural holdings.

Sample size

Sample has been formed as stratified simple random sampling. Holdings are stratified by their location (NUTS 3), type of farming and economic size.

Year Sample size
2017 3 575
2016 3 763
2015 4 043
2014 3 863
2013 3 712
2012 5 188
2011 5 166
2010 5 173
2009 5 137
2008 5 982

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

Extrapolation of the data on the surveyed holdings to all agricultural holdings is based on the number of similar holdings represented by sampled holdings as well as actual response rate in each of the survey territories.

Data revision

Published data are final and are not revised.


Comparability over time

Data on use of fertilizers are available since 1995.

International comparability


The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) on its homepage publishes information on agriculture in the EU and on every country separately. This information can be found in the section  Statistics/ Agriculture and fisheries/ Agriculture.


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
Anita Raubena 67366977 departamenta direktora vietnieks

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Explanation of symbols


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