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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 30.03.2017, 19:30

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Retail trade turnover in Latvia grew by 1.2 %

Retail trade turnover in Latvia grew by 1.2 %

30.03.2017

Calendar adjusted data (at constant prices) compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to February 2016, in February 2017 the total retail trade turnover rose by 1.2%. Turnover of retail trade in food products declined by 1.3%, whereas turnover of retail trade in non-food products grew by 4.4%.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Latvia, Retail, Statistics



Corporate and household deposits in Estonia up 10% y-o-y in February

Corporate and household deposits in Estonia up 10% y-o-y in February

30.03.2017

New loans to companies dropped somewhat in early 2017 compared to a year earlier. New housing loans grew by 10% in February year-on-year. Deposits grew faster than the banks’ loans and lease portfolio.

Development of monetary indicators stable in February

Development of monetary indicators stable in February

29.03.2017

The dynamic of monetary indicators did not change in February. The amount of deposits attracted by banks and the balance of loans granted to enterprises underwent respectively moderate and slight growth. As a result, the indicators of the year-on-year rate of change for the main monetary indicators still remain in the positive sector.


Happiness as a socio-economic category in governance

Happiness as a socio-economic category in governance

27.03.2017

Happiness is becoming an important factor in socio-economic development. Happiness is determined by several factors, such as income, employment, education, health and family life, etc. Recent World Happiness Report makes analysis of 155 countries by the happiness index. Happiness, as a new dimension in economic policies includes such determinants as caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, education, health, income and good governance.

Social cohesion in the EU: 60 years of experience

Social cohesion in the EU: 60 years of experience

26.03.2017

European Social Fund, ESF has been an important driver of job creation, promoting better education, more modern public administrations and social inclusion, and therefore plying a key tool in the EU “social cohesion”. During 2014-2020 millions of people will benefit from ESF thanks to fund’s investments of €86.4 bln. These days the ESF turns 60!


24.03.2017

Latvia exports and imports less than Lithuania and Estonia in January

The amounts of Latvia's exports and imports were both smaller than those of Lithuania and Estonia in January 2017, while Estonia reported the widest trade gap among the Baltic states, according to the Central Statistical Bureau's data.

24.03.2017

Latvian businesspeople still prefer paper notebooks over IT solution

Just 34% of Latvia’s small and medium-size businesses (SME) are using CRM software tools to organize their work, a survey by Miitech has found writes LETA.

24.03.2017

General government debt in Estonia declined again

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the Estonian general government surplus was 0.3% and the gross debt level was 9.5% of the gross domestic product.

24.03.2017

The annual growth of the Dwelling Price Index in Estonia slowed down

According to Statistics Estonia, the Dwelling Price Index increased by 4.7% in 2016 compared to the average of 2015. In the annual comparison, the prices of apartments increased by 4.5% and the prices of houses by 5.4%.

23.03.2017

Bank of Latvia raises 2017 inflation forecast to 2.7%

The Bank of Latvia has raised the inflation forecast for this year from 1.6% to 2.7%, the bank reported.

23.03.2017

The value of wood: impacts on the environment and sustainability

Increasing the use of wood in construction and in everyday products plays an important role in tackling climate change, developing green jobs - particularly in rural areas - and boosting the bio-economy. Wood industry’s development is becoming a vital EU policy area to make European cities more save and sustainable.

23.03.2017

Latvia reporting biggest drop in new commercial vehicle registration for January-February

Latvia reported the biggest decline in registration of new commercial vehicles (trucks and buses) for the first two months of this year, according to the latest report released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).

22.03.2017

Increase recorded in output of livestock products in Latvia

Provisional data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to 2015, in 2016 the output of meat grew by 2% and output of milk by 0.8%. The most notable rise recorded in output of mutton and goat meat.

22.03.2017

Avg milk purchase price in Estonia soars 40% on year

The average purchase price of raw milk in Estonia was 325.53 euros per ton in February, 40% higher than in the same month a year ago, Statistics Estonia said on Wednesday.

22.03.2017

Official statistics: 50,000 emigrated from Lithuania in 2016 and 14,000 this year

Over 50,000 people emigrated from Lithuania last year, in addition to nearly 14,000 in the first two months of 2017, according to the official statistics writes LETA/BNS.

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