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In January foreign trade turnover of Latvia was 2.5 % less than a year ago
In January 2021 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.21 billion, which at current prices was 2.5 % less than a year ago, of which the exports value of goods dropped by 0.9 %, but imports value of goods – by 4 %.
Last year, 27.2 % of households had difficulties covering their daily expenses
In 2020, 27.2 % of households covered their daily expenses with difficulties or with great difficulties, which is 1.4 percentage points less than in 2019, when 28.6 % of households had such difficulties.
The average level of consumer prices decreased by 0.2 % over the year
In February 2021, compared to February 2020, the average level of consumer prices* decreased by 0.2 %. Prices of goods fell by 0.7 %, while prices of services rose by 0.9 %.
In January 2021, industrial production output rose by 2.8 %
Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to January 2020, in January 2021 industrial production output rose by 2.8 % according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices.
In 2020 significant decrease recorded in international freight transport
In 2020, compared to 2019, freight carried in transport by land and pipeline has reduced by 14.2 %, but at ports – by 28 %.
In 2020 significant decrease recorded in passenger traffic
https://stat.gov.lv/en/search?Themes=%222471%22In 2020, compared to 2019, under the impact of Covid-19, passenger traffic by all modes of transport has fallen significantly.
For a fifth of the Latvian population, covering housing costs was a heavy burden
In 2020, for one fifth (20.7 %) of households covering their housing costs was a heavy burden (22.0 % in 2019).
In 2020, the average salary before taxes was EUR 1 143 per month
In 2020, the average monthly gross wage in the country for full-time work was EUR 1 143.