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During the year, the average level of consumer prices increased by 2.6 %
In July 2018, compared to July 2017, the average level of consumer prices rose by 2.6 %.
In June, industrial output grew by 0.4 %
Compared to June 2017, in June 2018 industrial production output1 increased by 0.4 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices).
Flash estimate shows that GDP rose by 5.1 % in the 2nd quarter
Flash estimate of the Central Statistical Bureau shows that, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2017, in the 2nd quarter of 2018 the gross domestic product value increased by 5.1 % (seasonally and calendar non-adjusted data).
In June, retail trade turnover grew by 5.6 %
Compared to June 2017, in June 2018 total retail trade turnover rose by 5.6 %.
In June, construction costs increased by 0.4 %
Compared to May, in June 2018 the level of construction costs in Latvia grew by 0.4 %.
In June, level of producer prices in industry increased by 1.0 %
Compared to May, in June 2018 level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 1.0 %.
In 2017, 1 140 births fewer than a year ago were registered
Since 2016 the number of births in Latvia is declining again – in 2017, compared to 2016, 1 140 births fewer were registered.
Children constitute 18.5 % of population in Latvia
At the beginning of 2018 children aged under 18 constituted 18.5 % of the total population of Latvia (358.8 thousand people).
In May, foreign trade turnover in goods was 9.6 % higher than last year
In May 2018 foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.32 billion, at current prices constituting 9.6 % more than in May 2017, of which exports value of goods rose by 8.5 % and imports value of goods by 10.4 %.
During the year, the average level of consumer prices increased by 2.8 %
In June 2018, compared to June 2017, the average level of consumer prices* rose by 2.8 %. Prices of goods increased by 2.5 % and prices of services grew by 3.3 %.