7.8% In the first quarter of 2019, the gross average wage grew by 7.8% year-on-year.


Agnese Rutkovska

economist, Latvijas Banka
The GDP growth rate has moderated; however, consumption, investment and exports have remained relatively robust.

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
Foreign direct investment reached 132 million euro (1.9% of GDP) in net terms in the first quarter of 2019. The largest inflows were registered from Estonia, Germany and Lithuania in sectors like real estate activities, trade and ICT.

Miķelis Zondaks

The data suggest that the labour market has not yet responded to the economic deceleration and labour demand has remained stable.

Daina Pelēce

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