-7.5% According to the flash estimate by the CSB, in the second quarter Latvia’s GDP decreased by 7.5% quarter-on-quarter.

EXPERT'S COMMENT

Agnese Rutkovska

Economist, Latvijas Banka
Only some sectors have managed to wade through the first quarter without "getting their feet wet". For example, construction where the future growth prospects are also good because of investment projects supported by the government.

Oļegs Krasnopjorovs

Economist, Latvijas Banka

Andrejs Bessonovs

Economist, Latvijas Banka
Euro area inflation expectations remain anchored to the ECB's inflation target. Five-year inflation expectations are significantly more stable and closer to 2% compared to headline inflation and short-term inflation expectations.

Kristofers Pone

Economist, Latvijas Banka
Exports of transport services were affected the most: in addition to a fall in the export value of transport services by sea and rail which was already observed previously and is likely to persist further due to lower freight volumes, exports of transport services by air and road also decreased because of the lockdown

Anete Migale

Economist, Latvijas Banka
Bans on gatherings and travel restrictions imposed due to the state of emergency have nearly paralysed activity in sectors such as accommodation and catering, event organisation and passenger transportation.
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