Key Macroeconomic Indicators

Prices and Costs

Annual inflation (%; CPI) 2018 IV 2.00 Kristofers Pone
12-month average inflation (%; CPI) 2018 IV 2.50
Annual core inflation (%; CPI) 2018 III 1.20 Kristofers Pone
Annual inflation (%; HICP) 2018 III 2.30
Annual core inflation (HICP excluding unprocessed food and energy) 2018 III 17.00
12-month average inflation (%; HICP) 2018 III 2.60

Real Sector

Nominal GDP (in millions of euros) 2017 Q4 7198.60 Daina Paula
Real GDP (year-on-year; %) 2017 Q4 4.70
Working day-adjusted manufacturing output index (year-on-year; %) 2018 II 7.30
Retail trade turnover at constant prices (year-on-year; %) 2018 III 6.50

External Sector

Exports (in millions of euros) 2018 II 932.69 Daina Pelēce
Exports (year-on-year; %) 2018 II 11.64
Imports (in millions of euros) 2018 II 1089.25
Imports (year-on-year; %) 2018 II 8.41
Foreign trade surplus/deficit (in millions of euros) 2018 II -156.60
Current account balance (in millions of euro) 2017 Q4 113.00 Linda Vecgaile
Foreign direct investment in Latvia (net flows, % of GDP) 2017 Q4 1.60
Foreign direct investment in Latvia (net flows, EUR millions) 2017 Q4 -70.00

Labour Market

Registered unemployment rate (%) 2018 III 7.00
Number of registered unemployed (in thousands) 2018 III 64.63
Job seekers rate (%) 2017 Q4 8.10 Oļegs Krasnopjorovs
Nominal gross wages and salaries (year-on-year; %) 2017 Q4 7.50 Oļegs Krasnopjorovs
Real net wages and salaries (year-on-year; %) 2017 Q4 3.90

Public Finances

Consolidated general government budget surplus/deficit (current month, in millions of euros) 2018 III -72.00
Consolidated general government budget surplus/deficit (from the beginning of the year, in millions of euros) 2018 III 227.90
Consolidated general government budget expenditure (from the beginning of the year; year-on-year; %) 2018 II 5.00
General government debt (in millions of euros) 2018 III 9165.50
General government debt (% of GDP) 2018 III 31.90
Tax revenue (from the beginning of the year; year-on-year; %) 2018 III 8.40

Financial and Monetary Developments

Resident loans (in millions of euros) 2018 III 12379.00 Vilnis Purviņš
Resident loans (year-on-year; %) 2018 III -2.90
Resident deposits (in millions of euros) 2018 III 11363.40
Resident deposits (year-on-year; %) 2018 III 3.70
Weighted average interest rate on euro loans to enterprises 2018 III 2.96

Avots: Latvijas Republikas Valsts kases, Latvijas Republikas Centrālās statistikas pārvaldes un Latvijas Bankas dati.

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