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Sunday, 26.05.2013, 05:34
Throughout the January-June of 2011 and 2012 the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Seaports totalled 173 749,6 thou. tn, the year-on-year change is +5,1% or +8 439,4 thou. tn. Basic cargo categories that had made the most significant impact on this growth were as follows: coal (+4 019,3 thou. tn yoy), crude oil (+3 261,8 thou. tn yoy) and containerised cargoes (+1 320,0 thou. tn yoy), informs BC statistic specialist of marketing department at Klaipeda Seaport Žymantas Sinkevičius.
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Compared to May, construction costs in Latvia in June 2012 increased on average by 0.4%, according to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau. As compared to June of the previous year, the overall level of construction costs rose by 7.3%.
After an analysis of all evidence and data jointly obtained by the Food and Veterinary Service and the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, epidemiologists at the center have concluded that contaminated food products sold by catering company TurKebab were the cause of food poisoning cases during the "Positivus" music and art festival in Salacgriva last weekend, as the Center for Disease Prevention and Control spokeswoman Laura Sevcenko informed LETA.
Almost all manufacturing and service companies (99.7%) that had 10 or more employees used computers and the Internet in early 2012, says Statistics Lithuania based on the survey of Information Communications Technology (ICT) Usage in Enterprises.
The proportion of Internet users in Latvia has increased four percentage points since last spring, and 13 percentage points over the past three years, as research agency TNS marketing manager Laura Vendele informed Nozare.lv.
In order to ease the burden of tax debts for taxpayers who have run up tax debts due to the economic crisis, Saeima passed the Law on Tax Support Measures in the final reading today.
EU Customs’ authorities in the member states detained almost 115 million products suspected of violating intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2011, compared to 103 million in 2010. The number of intercepted cases increased by 15% since 2010. The value of the intercepted goods represented nearly €1.3 billion compared to €1.1 billion in 2010.