In the 1st quarter GDP increased by 2.8%
Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau show that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current prices in the 1st quarter of 2014 was 5.3 bln euros.
According to seasonally non-adjusted data, in the 1st quarter of 2014, compared to the 1st quarter of 2013, GDP at constant prices has grown by 2.8%, but, according to seasonally adjusted data, compared to the 4th quarter of 2013, it has increased by 0.6%.
Changes of GDP volume, 1st quarter 2012 - 1st quarter 2014
In the 1st quarter of 2014, as compared to the 1st quarter of 2013, manufacturing rate has grown by 1.2%, which was affected by 7.5% increase in manufacture of food products (21.1% of total manufacturing) and 7.6% increase in manufacture of wood and of products of wood (23.4% of total manufacturing). Manufacture of beverages has reduced by 4.9% (1.9% of total manufacturing) and manufacture of wearing apparel – by 15.4% (3.7% of total manufacturing). Manufacture of basic metals has decreased by 80.9%.
Construction has gone up by 24.6%. Construction of residential buildings has grown by 44.3% (16.9% of total construction), construction of main pipelines, communication and power lines – by 11.8% (7.7% of total construction), construction of administrative buildings – by 97.4% (7.5% of total construction) and construction of hotels and similar buildings – by 84.3%. Construction of highways, streets, roads, airfield runways, railways witnessed drop of 4.8% (6.1% of total construction) and construction of bridges and tunnels – of 19.4% (2.1% of total construction).
Trade rose by 2.5%, of which retail trade – by 2.6%, which formed 2.8% increase in trade of food products and 2.5% increase – of non-food products.
In commercial services sector the largest increase was observed among the following services: in architectural, engineering and inspection services and analysis – by 12.9%, in travel agencies – by 3.2%, in hairdressing and other beauty treatment – by 9.5%, as well as in repair of other personal goods – by 25.2%.
Rise in entertainment and recreation sector comprised 20.1%, but in gambling and betting sector – 12.6%.
Taxes on products (Value Added Tax, Excise Duty, customs duties) were collected by 1.7% more.
Changes of GDP in the 1st quarter of 2014 by kind of economic activity
at constant prices, % over 1st quarter of 2013
NACE Rev. 2 activities
agriculture, forestry and fishing (A);
Structure of activities at current prices, %
other industry (BDE);
transportation and storage (H);
accommodation and food service activities (I);
information and communication (J);
financial and insurance activities (K);
real estate activities (L);
commercial services (MNS);
public administration and defence; compulsory social security (O);
human health and social work activities (Q);
arts, entertainment and recreation (R);
(D.21-D.31) taxes on products minus subsidies on products
In the 1st quarter of 2014, compared to the 1st quarter of 2013, private final consumption at current prices grew by 2.5%. Rise was observed within two main groups of consumption expenditure: food (20% of total expenditure) – of 3.1% and transport (14% of total expenditure) – of 1.9%. Households' expenditure on housing due to the warm weather has reduced by 2.5% (27% of total expenditure). Gross fixed capital formation increased by 2.8%. Export of goods (72% of total exports) has risen by 0.4%, but exports of services – by 4.3%. Volume of imports of goods (86% of total imports) has reduced by 1.9%, but imports of services – by 2.4%.
Gross domestic product by main expenditure items
at current prices, % of the corresponding quarter of the previous year
at constant prices,% of the corresponding quarter of the previous year
Compared to the 1st quarter of 2013, private final consumption in the 1st quarter of 2014 at constant prices grew by 2.1%, of which expenditure on food – by 2.7%, but expenditure on transport – rose by 3.6%. But expenditure on housing decreased by 3.4%.
Expenditure on gross fixed capital formation increased by 2.2%. Volume of investment in the manufacturing has grown by 34.2%, but electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply experienced significant decrease of volume of investment – 33.4%.
Export of goods increased by 1.7%, but export of services – by 3.6%. In its turn, import of goods decreased by 1.3%, while import of services – by 3.6%.
Changes of Gross Domestic Product in the Baltic Countries
(at constant prices, % of the corresponding period of the previous year)
In September of this year GDP will be published accordingly new methodology of national system of accounts – European System of Accounts ESA 2010.
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