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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 19.02.2020, 01:34

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Latvia and Lithuania among EU countries with the highest number of marriages relative to the population

Latvia and Lithuania among EU countries with the highest number of marriages relative to the population

18.02.2020

In 2018, the European Union (EU) countries with the highest number of marriages relative to the population were Cyprus (7.8 marriages per 1 000 inhabitants), Romania (7.4), Lithuania (7.0) and Latvia (6.8), writes Eurostat.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Demography, EU – Baltic States



Projections on possible slowdown in economic growth is quite realistic - Fiscal Discipline Council

Projections on possible slowdown in economic growth is quite realistic - Fiscal Discipline Council

18.02.2020

The Ministry of Finance's forecast that Latvia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year will be 2.2%, or 0.6 percentage points lower than previously forecast, is quite realistic, BC was told by the Fiscal Discipline Council (FDP).

Latvia: "First shift" of manufacturing subsectors getting tired

Latvia: "First shift" of manufacturing subsectors getting tired

17.02.2020

In the circumstances of weakening external and domestic demand, manufacturers continue with their attempts at conquering export markets and the hearts of local consumers.


Estonia: The labour market is in a good position

Estonia: The labour market is in a good position

17.02.2020

The labour market was in an extraordinarily good place in the fourth quarter of 2019, as unemployment remained low at 4.1% and employment was up 0.4% over the year. The data do indicate though that the labour market is cooling.

In 2019, number of visitors hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments has grown by 1.6%

In 2019, number of visitors hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments has grown by 1.6%

17.02.2020

Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 2.85 mln foreign and Latvian visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in 2019, which is 1.6% more than in 2018.


17.02.2020

Supply of apartments in Riga up 33% in January - Arco Real Estate

In January 2020, the supply of apartments in Riga jumped 33 percent against the previous month, with appartment supply in Riga's largest residential neighborhoods growing 31 percent, Arco Real Estate said in its latest housing market review referred LETA/BNS.

17.02.2020

Estonian startups' FY turnover climbs in 9% in 2019

Estonian startups generated a record 395.4 million euros in turnover in 2019, 9% more than in 2018, while the amount of money paid by the startups in state taxes soared 35% to 81 mln euros, reported LETA/BNS.

17.02.2020

Latvians' opinion about overall situation in the country keeps worsening - survey

In January this year residents’ opinion about the overall situation in Latvia continued to worsen, according to the latest Latvian Barometer survey conducted by SKDS research agency referred LETA.

14.02.2020

EU’s macro-regional cooperation: smart specialisation approach

Sub-regional growth analysis among the Baltic Sea states is subject to certain challenges connected to “smart specialisation strategy” (3S) initiated recently by the EU institutions. The article focuses on such 3S aspects as: the sub-regional growth concept in the Union, 3S political priorities, as well modern 3S trends in Nordic and Baltic States, etc.

14.02.2020

Working part-time continues to be popular in Estonia

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, the labour force participation rate was 71.6%, the employment rate was 68.4% and the unemployment rate was 4.4%. The annual average number of persons active in the labour market was 702,600 and persons employed numbered 671,300.

14.02.2020

Pork price jumps 61.3% on year in Latvia

Over the past year, the price of pork in Latvia has risen by 61.3%, reaching EUR 210.2 per 100 kilograms at the end of December 2019, according to the latest data released by the Market and Direct Support Department of the Agriculture Ministry writes LETA.

12.02.2020

Amount of gas pumped out of Incukalns underground storage facility has increased 54% in January

The amount of gas pumped out of the Incukalns underground natural gas facility in January reached 3,608 GWh or by 54% more than a year ago, representatives of natural gas operator Conexus Baltic Grid (Conexus) said LETA.

12.02.2020

Bank of Estonia: Inflation remained modest in January

Data from Statistics Estonia show that the yearly rise in the price of the consumer basket slowed to 1.6% in January. Consumer prices were 0.4% lower in January than they were in December. The fall in prices over the month was due to cheaper electricity and garments and footwear. Prices for those goods fell by more than the usual seasonality in January. Inflation for services remained fast though, as many companies adjusted their prices at the start of the year.

12.02.2020

Estonia: In 2019, trade stayed at the same level as in 2018

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, compared to 2018, the exports of goods stayed at the same level and imports decreased by 1%. The substantial increase in trade in the first half of the year compensated for the decrease in the second half.

12.02.2020

Latvia: During the year the average level of consumer prices increased by 2.2%

The latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in January 2020, compared to January 2019, the average level of consumer prices* rose by 2.2%. Prices of goods increased by 2.0%, and prices of services – by 2.7%.

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