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Share of population feeling lonely and socially excluded increases with age
In 2018 shows that 17 % of the population aged 75 and over mentioned that during the last month have felt lonely all or most of the time, while such an assessment among younger people (aged 25–34) was given ten times less frequently (by 1.6 %).
In April level of producer prices in industry increased by 0.4 %
Compared to March, in April 2019 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 0.4 %.
Over the year, employment rate has grown by 0.9 percentage points
903.6 thousand people or 64.4 % of Latvia population aged 15–74 were employed in the 1st quarter of 2019.
In the 1st quarter of 2019, Latvian unemployment rate still accounted for 6.9 %
In the 1st quarter of 2019 Latvian unemployment rate constituted 6.9 %. Compared to the previous quarter, unemployment rate has not changed, while over the year it fell by 1.3 percentage points.
Last year, amount of electricity produced in CHP plants rose by 39 %
In 2018 the amount of electricity produced in combined heat and power plants constituted 4170.0 gigawatt hours, which accounts for 62 % of the total amount of electricity generated in Latvia.
In the 1st quarter number of tourists from Norway has increased significantly
460 thousand visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 1st quarter of 2019, which is 1.3 % more than in the 1st quarter of 2018.
In the 1st quarter of 2019, construction output grew by 7.4 %
During the year, the average level of consumer prices increased by 3.4 %
In March foreign trade turnover of Latvia was 11.6 % larger than a year ago
In March 2019 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.46 billion, which at current prices was 11.6 % larger than a year ago, of which the exports value of goods was 12 % higher, but imports value of goods – 11.2 % higher.
Steady manufacturing output growth in March
Compared to March 2018, in March 2019 industrial production output increased by 1.5 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices).
In March, retail trade turnover grew by 4.3 %
Flash estimate shows that GDP rose by 2.8 % in the 1st quarter
In the 1st quarter of 2019, compared to the 1st quarter of 2018, gross domestic product (GDP) value increased by 2.8 % (according to seasonally and calendar non-adjusted data).
In March, construction costs increased by 0.2 %
In 2018, the number of travellers from Sweden, United Kingdom and Belarus has increased
The latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that in 2018 foreign travellers crossed the border of Latvia 7.8 million times, which is 0.6 % more than the year before.
In March level of producer prices in industry decreased by 0.1 %
Compared to February, in March 2019 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry dropped by 0.1 %.
In 2018, general government budget deficit amounted to 295.4 million euros
In 2018 general government budget deficit accounted for EUR 295.4 million or 1 % of the Gross Domestic Product and general government consolidated gross debt amounted to EUR 10.6 billion or 35.9 % of the GDP.
Upturn in registered marriages
Over the past three years the number of registered marriages has risen slightly. In 2018, 13.4 thousand marriages were registered, which is 200 marriages more than in 2017 when the increase recorded over the year constituted 148 marriages.
Decline in vocational education enrolments
In the school year 2018/2019 vocational education enrolments accounted for 27.2 thousand, which is 4.8 % less than a year ago, while the number of entrants has not changed.
Annual Baltic Steering Committee Meeting was held in Latvia
From April 8-10 Annual Baltic Steering Community meeting was held in Latvia, within the framework of which heads of all three National Statistical Institutes shared their experience, discussed current events in each statistical institute and decided on the future actions and priorities.
In February foreign trade turnover of Latvia was 0.4 % smaller than a year ago
In February 2019 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.06 billion, which at current prices was 0.4 % less than a year ago, of which the exports value of goods was 1 % higher, but imports value of goods was 1.7 % lower.