5.7% The current account deficit amounted to 5.7% of GDP in the third quarter of 2018.

EXPERT'S COMMENT

Daina Paula

economist, Latvijas Banka
It is mainly the services sectors that have bolstered the quarterly growth of 1.7% (in seasonally and working-day adjusted terms), i.e. the ICT sector continues on a stable upward path, the transportation and storage sector demonstrates a substantial improvement.

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 deficit amounted to 444.4 million euro or 5.7% of gross domestic product in the third quarter of 2018.

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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