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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 29.10.2020, 13:03

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15.5% Latvian enterprises selling goods or services over the Internet

15.5% Latvian enterprises selling goods or services over the Internet

28.10.2020

Results of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) annual survey on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in enterprises show that 99.9 % of Latvian enterprises (1) used internet at the beginning of 2020, and 62.6 % of enterprises had their own website, of which 94.1 % of large enterprises, 81 % of medium-sized enterprises and 58.4 % of small enterprises (2).

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45% Latvians say that remote work has made public administration more modern and accessible

45% Latvians say that remote work has made public administration more modern and accessible

28.10.2020

45.7% Latvian residents admit that remote work has made public administration more modern and accessible for individuals, writes LETA, according to a poll conducted by the University of Latvia.

In September, industrial production in Lithuania decreased by 0.4%

In September, industrial production in Lithuania decreased by 0.4%

28.10.2020

In September 2020, industrial production in Lithuania totalled EUR 1.8 billion at current prices and, compared to August, seasonally and calendar adjusted, decreased by 0.4% at constant prices (unadjusted – increased by 5.4%).


In September, overall level of construction costs fell by 0.5%

In September, overall level of construction costs fell by 0.5%

27.10.2020

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to August, in September 2020 the level of construction costs in Latvia reduced by 0.5%. Prices of building materials decreased by 0.7%, labour remuneration of workers – by 0.5%, but maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment remained the same.

Eesti Pank: labor market situation remained stable during summer

Eesti Pank: labor market situation remained stable during summer

27.10.2020

The labor market review soon to be published by the Bank of Estonia finds that after a steep drop in employment and a sharp rise in unemployment in the second quarter of 2020, the labor market remained stable during the summer, according to Bank of Estonia economist Orsolya Soosaar, cites LETA/BNS.


27.10.2020

Estonian government, trade unions, employers discuss ways for boosting economy

Representatives of the Estonian government, Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions and Estonian Employers' Confederation discussed the steps needed for exiting the economic crisis and topics relating to the Just Transition Fund at a trilateral meeting on October 26th, reports LETA/BNS.

26.10.2020

Study: Estonians wary of electric cars due to range limitations

Even though 22% of Estonian people are weighing buying an electric car in the next five years, 71% cited said vehicles' range limitations and recharging times as the main obstacles to getting one, while 66% regarded an inadequate recharging network the main hindrance, it appears from a survey carried out by Citadele Bank and pollster Norstat in the three Baltic countries writes LETA/BNS.

26.10.2020

Bank of Latvia: There is no reason to blame only banks or only entrepreneurs for insufficient lending by banks

There is no reason to blame only banks or only entrepreneurs for insufficient lending by banks, the president of the Bank of Latvia, Martins Kazaks, told LETA.

26.10.2020

Numbers of seats in Lithuanian Seimas, won by political parties

The results of Sunday's parliament election runoff in Lithuania show the new parliament will have representatives from ten political parties, as well as four lawmakers who ran for parliament independently, informs BNS/LETA.

23.10.2020

Covid-19 transmissions in 23 EU member states and UK cause serious concern

Transmission levels of Covid-19 in 23 member countries and the United Kingdom are now of "serious concern", the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Friday, cites LETA/AFP.

23.10.2020

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past 10 years

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving a fifth of total exports in 2020, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

23.10.2020

In September, passenger turnover at Riga airport reduced, but the volume of cargo and post increased

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, passenger turnover at Riga International Airport in September this year has dropped by 84.5 %, as compared to September 2019. In turn, for the first time since March, when the government implemented restrictions on air transport, the volume of cargo loaded and unloaded and post has increased by 6 % (1).

23.10.2020

162 films were produced in Estonia in 2019

According to Statistics Estonia, 30 full-length films were produced in Estonia last year, including 15 documentaries, 13 feature films and two animations. The number of short films (less than 60 minutes in length) produced last year was 132, including 62 documentaries, 44 feature films and 26 animations. Cinema attendance totalled nearly 3.7 million.

23.10.2020

Estonia's govt debt continues to be lowest in EU

The government debt to GDP ratio for Estonia as at the end of the second quarter of 2020 was 18.5%, being the lowest such indicator for European Union member states, writes LETA/BNS.

22.10.2020

State of Estonia's biodiversity better than European average

According to the report by the European Environment Agency, none of the goals for improving the biodiversity status of the European Union have been achieved, but the biodiversity status of Estonian nature is better than the European average, informs LETA/BNS.

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