EXPERT'S COMMENT

Līva Zorgenfreija

economist, Latvijas Banka
The flash estimate of Latvia's economic development suggests an even faster growth than before.

Oļegs Krasnopjorovs

economist, Latvijas Banka
It is not possible to reach the level of German well-being with Romanian price level; along with an increase in income, prices will also rise.

Kristofers Pone

economist, Latvijas Banka
The current account recorded a surplus also in the second quarter of 2018. This was driven by a stronger increase in exports of goods and services and concurrent weaker import growth

Ieva Opmane

economist, Latvijas Banka
In the third quarter, the number of employed persons in Latvia increased by 10.5 thousand quarter-on-quarter, while that of unemployed decreased by 6.6 thousand. Employment expanded not only on account of declining unemployment, but also as a result of the formerly inactive population entering the labour market.

Daina Pelēce

economist, Latvijas Banka
Latvia's exports of goods continue to benefit from global economic growth.
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