Latvia

Latvia : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$14.83 billion (2011 est.)
$10.8 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$12.03 billion (2011 est.)
$9.107 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

4.4% (2011 est.)
-1.1% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

15.4% (2011 est.)
18.4% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$15,900 (2011 est.)
$14,900 (2010 est.)
$14,900 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

-1.8% (2010 est.)
-18% (2009 est.)
-4.2% (2008 est.)

Internet users

1.504 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

2.306 million (2009)

Population growth rate

-0.598% (2012 est.)

Population

2,191,580 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca.

8th-12th centuries A.

D.

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Latvia

Economic overview

Latvia is a small, open economy with exports contributing significantly to its GDP.

Due to its geographical location, transit services are highly-developed, along with timber and wood-processing, agriculture and food products, and manufacturing of machinery and electronic devices.

The bulk of the country's economic activity, however, is in the services sector.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Latvia 3rd Quarter 2014 Updater

Country Forecast Latvia 3rd Quarter 2014 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • August 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Following the collapse of the previous centre-right administration, headed by Valdis Dombrovskis, a new government was voted into power in January 2014. This administration, headed by Laimdota Straujuma, ...

  • Countries : Latvia

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Latvia

Country Economic Forecasts > Latvia

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Our 2014 GDP growth forecast has been lowered to 2.8% (after 2.5% in H1), in part due to Russia's one-year ban on food imports imposed in August. In addition, downside risks have risen due to the stalling ...

  • Countries : Latvia

PRS Group

ICRG Annual: Volume 3, East Europe

ICRG Annual: Volume 3, East Europe

  • $ 386
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by PRS Group

Purchase individual volumes of the International Country Risk Guide Annual (described separately). Choose from seven perfect-bound volumes (6 regional volumes and one volume of country risk ratings & statistics ...

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