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The brochure contains tables and graphs depicting information on the social and economic situation in Latvia. The data are based on the provisional statistical information and covers the year 2019 in comparison with the previous years.
The text, tables and graphs of the informative leaflet cover the key statistics on forest areas, forest stand structure areas by main tree species, tree species in forest stands of Latvia, total standing timber, average timber volume and forest area in breakdown by forest growing condition type, damaged forest stands and those with lost vegetative vigour, nature protection forest areas, afforestation, felling and standing timber areas in breakdown by type of felling, forest regeneration, forest regeneration and tending costs, average forestry costs, purchase prices of coniferous and deciduous saw logs, forest fires, and game animals.
The collection of statistics presents information on environmental investment and current expenditure on protection of natural resources and environment (sample survey data), it also contains information on the emission of polluting substances into the atmosphere from stationary sources, environmental quality, greenhouse gas emissions, consumption of energy resources, natural resources and utilisation thereof (material flow accounts, resources efficiency), forestry and waste management in 2019. The indicators are comparable to the previous years and in some tables are broken down by city.
The information on air protection, environmental quality, air emissions accounts, as well as generation of municipal and hazardous waste was developed based on the data of the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.