Thursday March 30 2017
Latvia Retail Sales MoM at -0.70 percent


Retail Sales in Latvia decreased 0.70 percent in February of 2017 over the previous month.





Thursday March 30 2017
Latvia Retail Sales YoY at 1.20 percent


Retail sales in Latvia increased 1.2 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following an upwardly revised 3.8 percent rise in the previous month. It was the weakest increase since October, driven by lower sales of food (-1.3 percent from -0.1 percent); information and communication equipment in specialised stores (-2.5 percent from 10.5 percent); cultural and recreation goods (-3 percent from 4.8 percent); medical and orthopaedic goods (-4 percent from -1.8 percent) and clothing and footwear (5.4 percent from 10 percent). In contrast, sales accelerated for automotive fuel (12 percent from 8.8 percent) and non-specialised stores (7.2 percent from -2.5 percent). Month-over-month, retail sales went down 0.7 percent.





Thursday March 30 2017
Latvia Three Month Interbank Rate at 0.17 percent


Latvia Three Month Interbank Rate was quoted at 0.17 percent on Wednesday March 29.





Thursday March 30 2017
Latvia Export Prices at 115.70 Index Points


Export Prices in Latvia increased to 115.70 Index Points in January from 114.60 Index Points in December of 2016.





Thursday March 30 2017
Latvia GDP Growth Rate at 1.10 percent


Latvia's economy advanced 1.1 percent on the quarter in the three months to December of 2016, accelerating from a 0.3 percent expansion in the previous period and higher than preliminary estimates of 0.8 percent growth. It is the highest growth since second quarter of 2015. Year-on-year, the economy advanced 2.6 percent after growing 0.5 percent in the previous period, mainly driven by manufacturing (12.5 percent from 12.4 percent in Q3) and financial and insurance activities (5.5 percent from 4.3 percent in Q3). Considering 2016, the Latvian economy expanded 2 percent after growing 2.7 percent in 2015.





Thursday March 30 2017
Latvia GDP Annual Growth Rate at 2.60 percent


The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Latvia expanded 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 following a 0.5 percent growth in the previous period and higher than market expectations of 2.1 percent. Growth was mainly driven by manufacturing (12.5 percent from 12.4 percent in Q3) and financial and insurance activities (5.5 percent from 4.3 percent in Q3).





Thursday March 30 2017
Latvia Import Prices at 112.90 Index Points


Import Prices in Latvia increased to 112.90 Index Points in January from 112 Index Points in December of 2016.





Thursday March 30 2017
Latvia Job Vacancies at 14142.00


Job Vacancies in Latvia increased to 14142 in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 13747 in the third quarter of 2016.





Monday March 27 2017
Latvia Producer Prices at 111.80 Index Points


Producer Prices in Latvia increased to 111.80 Index Points in February from 111.40 Index Points in January of 2017.





Monday March 27 2017
Latvia Producer Prices Change at 1.30 percent


Latvia's producer prices rose 1.3 percent in February of 2017, after being flat in the preceding month. It is the first increase since December of 2014, as prices jumped for manufacturing (1.9 percent vs 1 percent in January) and for water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (8.8 percent vs 7.9 percent). Moreover, cost fell at a slower pace for electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (- 2 percent vs -5.1 percent). Meantime, prices increased less for mining and quarrying (0.3 percent vs 0.4 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices went up 0.4 percent compared to a 0.7 percent rise in January.