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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 25.03.2019, 00:16

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International migration of the Lithuanian population

International migration of the Lithuanian population

22.03.2019

In 2018, 28.9 thousand people immigrated to Lithuania, which is 1.4 times (by 8.5 thousand) more than in 2017. This is the highest number of immigrants recorded since the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence. In 2018, more than half (57.4 per cent) of the immigrants were the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who returned to Lithuania.

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New rules for hauliers could curb Lithuania’s exports

New rules for hauliers could curb Lithuania’s exports

22.03.2019

European Union (EU) institutions are finalising the Mobility Package – a set of initiatives concerning the governance of commercial road transport in the European Union that would make traffic safer, ensure proper social conditions for workers, support fair competition, increase efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, air pollution and congestion. However, without any prior preparation, in the long run the new rules might cause financial problems for the currently booming Lithuania’s transportation sector, which generates more than a tenth of the country’s GDP.

Dwelling Price Indices increased in Estonia

Dwelling Price Indices increased in Estonia

22.03.2019

According to Statistics Estonia, the Dwelling Price Index increased by 5.9% in 2018 compared to the average of 2017. Y-o-y, the prices of apartments increased by 6.4% and the prices of houses by 4.7%.


Passenger traffic on domestic ship routes increased in Estonia

Passenger traffic on domestic ship routes increased in Estonia

22.03.2019

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, compared to 2017, the number of passengers on the main scheduled domestic ship lines increased by 3%, but the number of international traffic passengers served by Estonian ports decreased by 1%. The freight volume of ports in tonnes increased by around 3%.

he producer price index in Estonia decreased in February

he producer price index in Estonia decreased in February

22.03.2019

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2019, the change in the producer price index of industrial output was –0.5% compared to January 2019 and 0.6% compared to February 2018.


22.03.2019

In February level of producer prices in industry increased by 0.6% in Latvia

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to January, in February 2019 the level of , producer prices in Latvian industry rose by 0.6 %. Prices of products sold on the domestic market grew by 1.2 %, but prices of exported products remained the same. Prices of products exported to euro area countries fell by 0.6%, but prices of products exported to non-euro area – increased by 0.6%.

22.03.2019

Situation on Latvian roads this year is the worst one in past five or ten years

The situation on Latvia roads is the worst one in the past five or ten years, said non-risk insurer Balta, citing the company’s data on damages to cars due to poor quality roads, reported LETA/BNS.

21.03.2019

High tax burden the most serious obstacle to business development in Baltics - survey

The main obstacles to business growth in the Baltic countries include a heavy tax burden and complex regulatory and bureaucratic requirements, SEB Banka's external communications manager Martins Panke told LETA, referring to a survey of small and medium-sized enterprises carried out by the bank.

21.03.2019

Elering earned net profit in the amount of 18.6 mln euros in 2018

According to the audited report, in 2018, Elering earned a net profit in the amount of 18.6 mln euros with revenue amounting to 144.8 mln euros compared to the net profit of 17.1 mln euros earned in 2017,Elering`s representative Ain Koster informed BC.

21.03.2019

Over 55% of entrepreneurs in Latvia believe tax burden is too high - survey

As many as 55.6% of entrepreneurs doing business in Latvia believe that the taxes they are paying are too high, 36.5% consider them a bit too high and 7.2% believe the tax burden is optimal, according to Turiba University’s Business Index writes LETA.

20.03.2019

Chinese investments in the Baltic Sea region

Chinese investment activities in the Baltic Sea region have seen an increase over recent years. This corresponds well with the overall growth in Chinese investment in Europe over the past decade, a trend fueled at least in part by growing restrictions imposed in the United States under the Donald Trump administration.

20.03.2019

Finland happiest country in world, Lithuania happiest country in Baltic

For the second year in a row, Finland has been named the happiest country in the world while Lithuania ranks 42rd in the latest World Happiness Report published by the United Nations on Wednesday.

20.03.2019

56.7% of businessmen in Latvia believe government hampers business activity - survey

56.7% of businessmen in Latvia believe that the government's activities hamper business development, while 7.3% say that the government contributes to business development in Latvia, according to the Business Index released by Turiba University, referred LETA.

20.03.2019

Study: No of top specialists grown 44% in Estonia compared with 2007

Estonian labor market is going through major changes and the number of top-level specialists has grown 44% over the past ten years, it appears from an analysis carried out by the employer marketing agency Brandem citing LETA/BNS.

19.03.2019

Surplus of goods and services balance does not avert current account deficit at year-end

Regardless of the weakening external demand and a decline in exports of agricultural products, the goods and services balance recorded a minimum surplus in the fourth quarter of 2018. This was largely supported by a sustainable services trade balance and slower growing imports of goods.

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