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Almost half of children are born to mothers having higher education
In 2017, 20 828 children were born in Latvia. Almost half (46.6 %) of them were born to mothers having higher education (46.0 % in 2016).
In the 2nd quarter of 2018, 64.4 % of population in Latvia were employed
909.6 thousand people or 64.4 % of Latvia population aged 15–74 were employed in the 2nd quarter of 2018. Over the year, employment rate grew by 1.8 percentage points and number of employed persons by 17.9 thousand.
In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Latvian unemployment rate fell to 7.7 %
In the 2nd quarter of 2018 Latvian unemployment rate constituted 7.7 %. Compared to the previous quarter, unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage points, while over the year it dropped by 1.2 percentage points.
Number of visitors hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments has grown by 11.3 %
772.3 thousand visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 2nd quarter of 2018, which is 11.3 % more than in the 2nd quarter of 2017. The average length of stay comprised 2 nights.
In the 2nd quarter of 2018, construction output grew by 31.6 %
Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2017, in the 2nd quarter of 2018 construction output1 increased by 31.6 % according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices.
In June, foreign trade turnover in goods was 9.1 % higher than last year
In June 2018 foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.37 billion, which at current prices was 9.1 % more than in June 2017, of which the exports value of goods rose by 10.7 % and imports value of goods by 7.9 %.
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).
In June, retail trade turnover grew by 5.6 %
Compared to June 2017, in June 2018 total retail trade turnover rose by 5.6 %.
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).