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Thursday, 03.09.2015, 07:29
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that in 2014 consumption of renewable energy sources (RES) in Latvia amounted to 68 petajoules (PJ). Affected by increase in the production of fuelwood, RES consumption has grown by 1.2% as compared to 2013. Compared to 2004, RES consumption in Latvia has increased by 12%.
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According to the data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in the first half of 2015 the total number of passengers carried by public transport decreased by 2.3%.
Nordea bank's analysts have reduced economic growth forecasts for Lithuania and Latvia, informs LETA.
Lower tax rates and prices lifted real wage income, Estonia's central bank Eesti Pank said in its comments to Estonia's second quarter average wage growth data, reports LETA.
According to the information on freight transport compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau, in the 1st half of 2015 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has reduced by 1.8% as compared to the corresponding period of 2014 in Latvia.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,082 euros. Compared to the 1st quarter, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 7.1%, and compared to the 2nd quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 5.8%.
Seasonally adjusted monthly estimates of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in July 2015 there were 890.5 thsd employed persons in Latvia, which is 0.4% less than in June 2015. Unemployment rate in June and July was 10.1%, and the number of employed persons has not changed since June, accounting for 100 thsd persons.
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.9% in July 2015, down from 11.1% in June 2015, and from 11.6% in July 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2012, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU).
Lithuania's central government debt in July 2015 increased by EUR 195.4 million and amounted to EUR 13.842 billion or 37.0% of the projected GDP in 2015 (EUR 37.377 billion), reports LETA/ELTA.
Regardless of the comparatively-good economic growth data for the second quarter of 2015, Nordea bank has reduced Latvia's economic growth forecast for this year to 2.2%, cites LETA.
Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the 2nd quarter of 2015, compared with the 1st quarter of 2015, gross domestic product (GDP) at constant prices, according to seasonally adjusted data, rose by 1.2%. Compared with the 2nd quarter of 2014, GDP rose by 2.7% both according to seasonally adjusted and seasonally unadjusted data.
According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2015, the production of industrial enterprises decreased by 6% compared to July of the previous year. Production decreased in manufacturing, energy production and mining.
According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2015 compared to July of the previous year, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased by 9% at constant prices.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in July 2015, compared to June, construction input prices decreased by 0.4%. The change was mainly influenced by a 0.8% decrease in wages and salaries. Over the year (July 2015, against July 2014), construction input prices increased by 2.3%.
The obligation to register employment contracts that was implemented in July 2014 increased the number of people officially earning income by 21,000, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.