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Compared to the 4th quarter of 2016, in the 4th quarter of 2017 hourly labour costs rose by 54 cents or 7.3 %, reaching EUR 8.02. Seasonally adjusted data show identical changes – rise of 7.3 %.


In 2017 the share of households admitting that pay for usual necessary expenses with difficulty or great difficulty constituted 43.6 %, which is 1.5 percentage points more than in 2016.


in January 2018 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.05 bln, which at current prices was 12.4 % more than in January 2017, of which the exports value of goods was 18.1 % and imports value of goods was 7.9 % higher. 


New data have been published in sections: Consumer prices; Producer prices; Education; Industry; Fishery.


During the year (in February 2018, compared to February 2017) the average level of consumer prices rose by 1.8 %. Prices of goods grew by 1.1 % and prices of services by 3.6 %.

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Resident population

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Inflation (consumer price changes)

In comparison with 2016 (2016=100), average consumer price level in 2017 increased by 2.9 %.


Consumer price changes
(annual average), as % of previous year,

Real GDP growth rate

Real GDP in the 4th quarter of 2017 (GDP volume percentage change on previous year according to the chain-linked seasonally non-adjusted data) has increased by 4.2 %


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