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Eurostat latest publication on sustainable development indicators in the EU
What is the progress achieved by the European Union Member States towards reaching sustainable development goals set by the United Nations? See the latest achievements in the digital publication developed by the Statistical Office of the European Union.
In the 2nd quarter, number of job vacancies rose by 7.8 thousand or 46.6 %
In the 2nd quarter of 2018 there were 24.5 thousand job vacancies in Latvia, which is 7.8 thousand vacancies or 46.6 % more than in the 2nd quarter of 2017. In public sector there were 7.2 thousand and in private sector 17.3 thousand job vacancies.
In the 2nd quarter of 2018, hourly labour costs grew by 9.5 %
Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2017, in the 2nd quarter of 2018 hourly labour costs rose by 76 cents or 9.5 %, reaching EUR 8.82.
In July foreign trade turnover in goods was 11.9 % larger than last year
In July 2018 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.31 billion, which at current prices was 11.9 % more than in July 2017.
During the year, the average level of consumer prices increased by 2.8 %
In August 2018, compared to August 2017, the average level of consumer prices rose by 2.8 %. Prices of both goods and services grew by 2.8 %.
CSB has visualized population migration flows in the territory of Latvia
CSB has developed interactive web-based tool on internal migration of Latvian residents which depicts their movement across Latvia since 2000.
Last year, consumption of renewable energy resources has risen by 17.8 %
In 2017 gross consumption of renewable energy sources in Latvia amounted to 80.5 petajoules.
In the first half volume of freights carried rose; the amount of passengers was larger in ports and airport
Compared to the 1st half of 2017, during the 1st half of 2018 the volume of freights carried by land and pipelines increased by 3 million tonnes or 5.3 %, but freight turnover reduced by 1.4 %.
In July, industrial output grew by 3.6 %
Compared to July 2017, in July 2018 industrial production output increased by 3.6 %, (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices).
GDP has grown by 5.3 % in the 2nd quarter
In the 2nd quarter of 2018, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2017, the gross domestic product (seasonally and calendar non-adjusted data) increased by 5.3 %. In the 2nd quarter GDP at constant prices was EUR 7.3 billion.