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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 %.
In May, industrial production output dropped by 1.1 %
Compared to May 2017, in May 2018 industrial production output1 decreased by 1.1 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices).
In May, retail trade turnover grew by 7 %
Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau show that, compared to May 2017, in May 2018 total retail trade turnover rose by 7 %.
In 2017, forest regeneration cost kept declining, while tending costs growing
In 2017, the average forest regeneration costs in Latvia comprised 438–567 EUR/ha, depending on the forest land quality group.
In May, construction costs increased by 0.5 %
Compared to April, in May 2018 the level of construction costs in Latvia grew by 0.5 %.
OECD CSSP praises the progress made by Latvia since its accession
On 20–21 June, the 15th meeting of the Committee on Statistics and Statistical Policy of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) took place in Geneva, where Aija Žīgure, President of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia , presented the progress achieved in Latvian statistics since the country’s accession to the OECD: