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In November the number of guests at tourist accommodation establishments decreased by 72 %
In November 2020 the number of foreign and resident visitors comprised 50.3 thousand, which is 44.2 % less than in October 2020 and 72.3 % less than in November 2019.
The average level of consumer prices decreased by 0.5 % over the year
In December 2020, compared to December 2019, the average level of consumer prices decreased by 0.5 %. Prices of goods fell by 1.4 %, while prices of services rose by 1.6 %.
The number of deaths in December was 27 % higher than a year ago
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that in December 2020, 3 178 people died in Latvia, which is 673 deaths or 26.9 % more than in December 2019.
In November foreign trade turnover of Latvia was 6.5 % larger than a year ago
In November 2020 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.58 billion, which at current prices was 6.5 % larger than a year ago.
In December business environment becomes worse
In December 2020 business confidence indicators dropped slightly in construction and industry, but in retail trade and services sector there was a significant drop.
Population and Housing Census 2021 has begun
2021 is the year of the Population and Housing Census, which will differ from the previous years of the census in that the interviewers of the Central Statistical Bureau will not visit in person the population for interviews and individuals will not have to fill in electronic questionnaires.
Industrial production output increased by 2.7 % in November
Compared to November 2019, in November 2020, industrial production output rose by 2.7 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices).
Retail trade turnover grew by 1.4 % in November
Compared to November 2019, in November 2020 total retail trade turnover rose by 1.4 %. Compared to October, it fell by 1.9 %.
In November, overall level of construction costs fell by 0.2 %
Compared to October, in November 2020, the level of construction costs in Latvia reduced by 0.2 %. Compared to November 2019, rose by 0.3 %.
CSB participates in Climate Change Mitigation Project to elaborate regional data collection and reporting system
In 2021 the Central Statistical Bureau will start work on Norwegian Financial Mechanism for the period 2014-2021 “Integration of climate change policy in sectoral and regional policies”.
New Statistical Yearbook of Latvia has been released
New Statistical Yearbook of Latvia 2020 has been released. Annual data collection is created selecting main data available in the CSB database which is supplemented with data visualizations in thematic maps and graphs.
In 2019, household disposable income increased by 6.8 %
Compared to 2018, in 2019 household disposable income1 increased by 6.8 %, reaching 583 euros per household member monthly. Population income grew significantly slower than in previous years.
In 2019 the number of population at risk of poverty continued to reduce
407 thousand persons or 21.6 % of the population of Latvia were at risk of poverty in 2019 – 1.3 percentage points less than in 2018.
In November level of producer prices in industry rose by 0.4 %
Compared to October, in November 2020 the level of producer prices in Latvian industry increased by 0.4 %. Compared to November 2019, it fell by 0.9 %.
In November actual unemployment rate constituted 7.9 % and registered – 7.4 %
Thatin November 2020 actual unemployment rate comprised 7.9 %, which is 0.2 percentage points more than in October.
The number of births continues to decline
In 11 months of 2020, the number of births continues to decrease - 16.2 thousand births were registered in Latvia, which is 6.0 % less than in January – November 2019 (17.2 thousand).
In the third quarter, the number of job vacancies has decreased by 28.7 %
At the end of the 3rd quarter of the year 2020, there were 20.8 thousand job vacancies in Latvia and, compared to the 3rd quarter of the year 2019, this number has decreased by 8.4 thousand or 28.7 %.
In November, the volume of freight arrivals at the airport increases, passenger turnover decreases
Passenger turnover at Riga Airport in November this year decreased by 90.9 % compared to November 2019. The total number of flights was 1 903, that is 70.1 % less. Total volume of arrivals and departures of freight and mail decreased by 4.5 %.
In October, the number of guests in tourist accommodation establishments continued to decrease
In October 2020, 90.1 thousand foreign and local guests were hosted at tourist accommodation establishments in Latvia, which is by 57.2 % less than in October 2019 and by 18.2 % less than in September 2019.