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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 30.01.2015, 17:29

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In Q4, GDP of Latvia grew by 0.4%

In Q4, GDP of Latvia grew by 0.4%

30.01.2015

In the 4th quarter of 2014, compared with the 3rd quarter of 2014, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) value (seasonally adjusted data) rose by 0.4%, according to flash estimate of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB).

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In 2014, Latvia’s retail trade turnover rose by 3.6%

In 2014, Latvia’s retail trade turnover rose by 3.6%

30.01.2015

Data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared with 2013, retail trade turnover, according to calendar adjusted data, in 2014 increased by 3.6%. Retail trade in food products grew by 3.6%, whereas retail trade of non-food products – by 3.7%.

In 2014, industrial production increased by 2% in Estonia

In 2014, industrial production increased by 2% in Estonia

30.01.2015

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2014 the production of industrial enterprises grew 2% compared to the previous year. Production increased 4% in manufacturing, but decreased nearly 6% in mining and energy.


In 2014, GDP in Lithuania grew by 2.9%

In 2014, GDP in Lithuania grew by 2.9%

30.01.2015

Statistics Lithuania informs that in 2014 country's gross domestic product (GDP), estimated based on available statistical data and econometric models, amounted to EUR 36 270.8 million (LTL 125 236 million) at current prices. Compared to 2014, the real GDP change, seasonally and working day adjusted, stood at 2.9%.

The stable growth in retail sales in Estonia continued also in December

The stable growth in retail sales in Estonia continued also in December

30.01.2015

According to Statistics Estonia, in December 2014 compared to December 2013, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 6% at constant prices. Since August, the retail sales growth has remained within a stable of 5–6% compared to the same month of the previous year.

30.01.2015

Nearly 70% Lithuanian origin goods were exported to Europe in 2014

Based on preliminary data of Statistics Lithuania, in 2014 export accounted for EUR 24.4 billion while import for EUR 26.5 billion. Compared with 2013, export decreased by 0.8% while import increased by 1%. Foreign trade deficit was EUR 2.1 billion, reports LETA/ELTA.

30.01.2015

Pre-tax profit of Lithuanian enterprises grows by 23% in 9 months

In the first nine months of 2014, Lithuanian companies earned EUR 2.7 billion in pre-tax profit or by 23% more compared with the relevant period of 2013, reports LETA/ELTA.

30.01.2015

Real wage in Lithuania increased by 5% in 2014

Based on preliminary data of Statistics Lithuania, in 2014 compared with 2013, the average gross wage, including sole proprietorships, increased by 4.6% or EUR 30 and stood at EUR 676.4, informs LETA/ELTA.

30.01.2015

The largest investments registered in Riga, Jelgava, and Liepaja on 2014

In 2014, the majority of investments were registered in Riga, Jurmala, and Marupe Region; meanwhile, companies that made the largest investments were registered in Riga, Jelgava, and Liepaja, reports LETA, according to Lursoft.

30.01.2015

Latvia registers EU's largest increase in nights spent by tourists at hotels in 2014

In 2014, the number of night tourists spent at Latvian hotels and other accommodation establishments increased by 11.1%, which is the largest increase amongst EU members, LETA/Eurostat informs.

29.01.2015

In December construction input prices grew by 0.5% in Lithuania

Statistics Lithuania informs that construction input prices in December 2014, against November, increased by 0.5%. Over the year (December 2014, against December 2013), construction input prices increased by 1.7%.

29.01.2015

Every fifth person in Estonia lived in relative poverty in 2013

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2013, 22.1% of the Estonian population lived in relative poverty and 8% of the Estonian population lived in absolute poverty.

29.01.2015

Rimsevics: measures should be taken to warm Latvian economy up

The economy of Latvia is cooling, therefore specific measures need to be implemented in order to "warm it up", the Bank of Latvia President Ilmars Rimsevics said in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes" this morning, informs LETA.

29.01.2015

Rõivas to Gurria: OECD recommendations coincide with Estonian government policy

At his meeting with Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD, on Wednesday in Tallinn, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas stated that the growth in productivity and lowering labour taxes that are highlighted in the OECD report are also an important part of Estonian Government policy, reports BC the Government Communication Unit.

29.01.2015

Estonian government approved of pension increase

The Estonian government approved at its Thursday meeting of the state pension index value for the year 2015, as the result of which, the average increase of pensions from 1 April 2015 is 6.3%, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

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