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Thursday, 23.05.2013, 05:38
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, construction volume at current prices in the 2nd quarter of 2012 comprised LVL 230.8 million. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2012, construction volume in the 2nd quarter of 2012 increased by 3.9%.
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Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that in the first half of 2012 the total value of goods in foreign trade of Latvia at current prices reached LVL 7189.0 mln – an increase of LVL 857.8 mln or 13.5% as compared to January – June 2011. Of which export volume increased by LVL 295.3 million or 10.5%, whereas import volume – by LVL 562.5 million or 16.0%.
Today the new option to call a taxi is launched; tourists who visit Riga will have no difficulties to call a taxi. Finnish company TaxiWell offers Riga visitors to call a taxi from smart-phones by TaxiWell application; the taxi services in Latvia will be provided by the car fleet of BalticTAXI.
Health care spending in Estonia is significantly lower than the average in the OECD countries, writes LETA/Postimees Online.
The ports owned by the Port of Tallinn provided services to nearly 1.14 passengers in July 2012, which is the highest monthly number in the company’s history, writes LETA/National Broadcasting. In comparison with the same month last year, the number of passengers grew by 2.4%.
According to data collected by the Statistics Board, registration of new vehicles in Estonia grew by 38.8% in July 2012, in the year-on-year comparison, writes Äripäev.ee/LETA.
The government's 1% value added tax rate (VAT) reduction this summer was an efficient measure to curb inflation, however, it did not fully reflect in prices, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) admitted in an interview with the LNT television today.