Significance of tourism industries
Data on the significance of tourism industry in the Latvian economy are used to estimate the share of tourism industry in the composition of the total value added, the share of industries characteristic of tourism in the total value added, the share of tourism industries in the total output, as well as the share of trips and passenger transport in export and import of goods and services.
Data are published three years after the report year.
Concepts and definitions
Tourism gross value added
Value added generated in characteristic tourism industries and in other national economy industries and which is separated from total value added generated in national economy according to expenditure (demand) generated by tourism.
Tourism gross value added is determined by harmonizing demand (previously calculated internal tourism expenditure) and supply (share of tourism in production of industry).
Value added in tourism specific sectors
Total of value added of tourism specific sectors.
Tourism characteristic industries
Inbound tourism expenditure
Intermediate consumption covers goods and services consumed ad input during the production process, except for the fixed assets the consumption of which is entered as consumption of fixed capital. In the production process, goods and services can be either transformed or used.
EU-15 – 15 member states of European Union: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom.
EU-25 – EU-15 and Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia after EU enlargement on 1 May 2004.
EU-27 (2007-2013) – EU-25 and Romania and Bulgaria after EU enlargement on 1 January 2007.
EU-28 – EU-27 (2007-2013) and Croatia after enlargement of the EU on 1 July 2013.
EU-27 (as of 2020) – 27 Member States of the European Union, i.e., all countries of the EU-28 except for United Kingdom after it stopped being the member of the EU on 31 January 2020.
CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)
Commonwealth of Independent States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia (since September 2009 no longer belongs to the CIS), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan (associate member), Ukraine (associate member), Uzbekistan.
Data collection and statistical processing
Survey method and data source
Data on the role of tourism in the Latvian economy are acquired in the result of calculations, applying methodology of the Statistical Office of the European Union and of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
Data are obtained from several CSB surveys and reports: survey on border crossings, survey on domestic trips, report "Hotels and other tourist accommodation establishments", report "Activities of tourism companies" and complex report on activities of an enterprise during the year. Data on passenger turnover by regular bus traffic is obtained from Road Transport Administration Ltd.
Data are collected using:
- Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 1.1) (data from 2004 to 2008);
- Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 2) (data from 2008);
- Statistical classification of products by activity (CPA 2008).
The data published are final and are not revised.