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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 05.03.2015, 12:23

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In January, industrial production in Estonia increased by 2% y-o-y

In January, industrial production in Estonia increased by 2% y-o-y

05.03.2015

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2015, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 2% compared to January of the previous year. Production increased in manufacturing and mining, but decreased in energy production.

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Unemployment level in Latvia increased to 9.1% at the beginning of March

Unemployment level in Latvia increased to 9.1% at the beginning of March

05.03.2015

The unemployment level has slightly increased in Latvia since January, Director of the State Employment Agency Inese Kalvane said in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes" this morning, cites LETA.

Lithuanians go on holiday abroad more often than average Europeans

Lithuanians go on holiday abroad more often than average Europeans

05.03.2015

The Eurobarometer survey carried out in January revealed that 59% of the polled Lithuanians went on holiday abroad in 2014, informs LETA/ELTA.


For housing maintenance Latvian households on average spend 138 euros per month

For housing maintenance Latvian households on average spend 138 euros per month

04.03.2015

Results of the survey on income and living conditions carried out by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2014 housing maintenance expenditure of households (1) has slightly increased, reaching 138 euros per month.

Latvia registered EU's fifth largest increase in retail trade turnover in January

Latvia registered EU's fifth largest increase in retail trade turnover in January

04.03.2015

In January 2015, compared with January 2014, the volume of retail trade increased by 6.7% in Latvia, which is the fifth best growth among the European Union member states for which data are available, according to latest information provided by Eurostat. In Lithuania, retail volume rose by 3.3%, but in Estonia – by 2.8%, writes LETA.

04.03.2015

Banking sector’s role in supporting European SMEs

Banking sector is an important contributor to jobs and growth in the EU through the support for SMEs. The sector already provides in the EU-28 about €4 trillion in loans, a big share of which goes to SMEs. In some of the states, the sector’s share in SMEs’ lending is about 30-40%. Seeking to rebuild Europe's economy, this channel of funding shall be supported and developed.

04.03.2015

Lithuania – among EU leaders in GHG emissions per capita

Annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Lithuania amount to 4-5 tons per capita and are among the lowest in the European Union (EU), the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in a report The European Environment – State and Outlook 2015, informs LETA/ELTA.

04.03.2015

Estonia in 5th place in Global Cyber Security Index 2014

The so-called Global Cyber Security Index 2014, devised by the ABI Research company, shows Latvia in seventh place among the countries, who were rated according to five criteria. Estonia is leading among Baltics with 5th place and Lithuania is placed 14th, informs LETA.

04.03.2015

Lithuania to be among most transparent EU countries in 2025

Deputy Director of the Special Investigation Service (STT) Romas Zienka says that in 2025 Lithuania should come within the top 10 of the most transparent Member States of the European Union, informs LETA/ELTA.

03.03.2015

Total number of passengers carried in 2014 reduced slightly in Latvia

According to the data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in 2014 the total number of passengers carried by public transport decreased by 0.7%.

03.03.2015

Retail sales in Estonia grew by 5% in January y-o-y

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2015 compared to January of the previous year, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 5% at constant prices.

03.03.2015

73% Latvian households had broadband Internet access in 2014

In 2014, 73% of households in Latvia had access to broaband Internet. For comparison, in 2004, only 5% of households had broadband Internet access, reports LETA, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

03.03.2015

Economy Ministry: Finland's poor economic state can become a danger to Estonia

Estonian Economy and Communications Ministry said, commenting upon the fresh Estonian retail trade statistics, that in the future, the main risk point for the Estonian economy will be Finland, LETA/delfi.ee reports.

03.03.2015

Producer prices decreased by 1.2% in January in EU

In January 2015, producer prices in Latvia rose 0.4% from December 2014, which was the largest increase in the EU, according to the latest report released by the EU statistical office Eurostat. In all the EU member states for which data are available, producer prices decreased 1.2% in January from December, writes LETA.

03.03.2015

Final count: voter turnover at Riigikogu elections was 64.2%

The Estonian National Elections Committee announced that on Monday, a second recount of the votes given at the Sunday parliamentary elections in Estonia took place in county committees, as required by law; the recount did not cause changes in the distribution of mandates, informs LETA,

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