In 2017 non-financial investment reached EUR 4.5 billion. It was the largest in real estate sector (EUR 710.4 million or 15.8 %), which was followed by transportation and storage sector (EUR 665.2 million or 14.8 %), public administration and defence; compulsory social security (EUR 628.8 million or 14,0 %) and manufacturing (EUR 458.9 million or 10.2 %).
The largest increase in non-financial investment was recorded in other service activities, where, as compared to 2016, volume of non-financial investment at constant prices rose 2.6 times. Significant increase in non-financial investment was also recorded in education (of 75.9 %), in public administration and defence (of 61,4 %) and in construction (of 29.1 %). The largest decrease in non-financial investment was recorded in accommodation and food service activities (of 18.4 %), mining and quarrying (of 8.6 %), human health and social work activities (of 3,8 %).
Out of the total non-financial investment in 2017, 56.6 % were invested in the Riga region, while 43.4 % were invested in the other regions (19.7 % in Pierīga, 7.2 % in Kurzeme, 6.4 % in Zemgale, 5.7 % in Vidzeme and 4.4 % in Latgale). As compared to the previous year, in 2017 non-financial investment increased in all regions, but the largest growth was in the Pierīga region and Kurzeme region (by 28.5 %).