Data are collected in line with the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of 25 November 2009 regarding statistics on pesticides.

Definitions

Substances (also microorganisms) having general or specific effect on harmful organisms or plants, parts or products thereof.

Products as supplied to users containing or consisting of active substances, safeners or synergists and intended for protection of crops or crop products against all harmful organisms or influence thereof, as well as used to affect life processes of crops, e.g., substances having effect on plant growth.

Data availability

DIssemination format and Release calendar

Data are collected in line with the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of 25 November 2009 regarding statistics on pesticides.

Definitions

Substances (also microorganisms) having general or specific effect on harmful organisms or plants, parts or products thereof.

Products as supplied to users containing or consisting of active substances, safeners or synergists and intended for protection of crops or crop products against all harmful organisms or influence thereof, as well as used to affect life processes of crops, e.g., substances having effect on plant growth.

Data availability

DIssemination format and Release calendar

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Use of pesticides in agriculture
  • 2014
29.04.2016
Use of pesticides in agriculture
  • 2012
29.04.2016

News Releases

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

 

Classifications

Data are collected, calculated and published in compliance with:

  • Classification of the Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU);

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 pesticides on agricultural crops are acquired with the help of sample survey.

Target population

Economically active agricultural holdings.

Sample size

Sample is formed as stratified simple random sample in a way to ensure that specific indicators may be presented on the country as a whole. Holdings are stratified by the location thereof (NUTS 3), total sown area, and definite sown area threshold for each crop to be registered.

Year Sample size
2014 4 001
2012 4 007

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

When extrapolating data on the holdings surveyed to all agricultural holdings in the country, the number of similar holdings to be represented by the holdings surveyed, as well as actual response rate in each of the territories surveyed is taken into account.

Data revision

Published data are final and are not revised.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Data are not comparable.

International comparability

Eurostat

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.

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/

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
Anita Raubena 67366977 departamenta direktora vietnieks Anita.Raubena@csb.gov.lv

Last update

29.04.2016

Purchase prices and price indices of agricultural products

Sown area, harvested production and average yield of agricultural crops

Utilisation of agriculture area

Explanation of symbols

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Magnitude zero

0

Less than half of the unit employed

...

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