Posts tagged as Eurostat

Lowest-ever number of births predicted in Latvia in 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

An all-time low number of newborns is expected in Latvia this year, and COVID-19 crisis will certainly not improve birth rates, said demographer Ilmārs Mežs in an interview to Latvian Radio September 17. Mežs said that this year the number of newborns could be around 18,000, and will be the lowest figure of all time since the twenties of last century, when such statistics began to be compiled. Eurostat forecasts show that…

Latvia tops European stats for drowning deaths

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Data published by Eurostat on August 6 shows Latvia has more drownings per head of population than anywhere else in the Euopean Union. Based on 2017 data, around 5,100 deaths of European Union (EU) residents were caused by accidental drowning and submersion. Among the EU Member States, in 2017 the highest rate was recorded in Latvia, with 5.6 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Lithuania (4.8 deaths per 100 000 inhabitants), Estonia…

Latvia is European Union’s cultural big spender

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Latvia spends more of its budget on culture than any other European Union nation according to figures released from Eurostat on June 16. the figures relate to the year 2018 when, 1.0% of general government total expenditure across the    European Union (EU)   was allocated to cultural services (not including broadcasting and publishing services). This share has remained relatively stable over time, accounting for 1.0% of general government total expenditure…

Eurostat: Latvia’s GDP growth reportedly below average in EU in Q4 2019

Monday, February 17, 2020

When compared to the same period of the previous year, Latvia had a lower GDP than the average in the European Union in Q4 2019, according to data published by Eurostat for 20 of the union’s countries. According to seasonally adjusted data, Latvia’s GDP increased 1% in Q4 2019 when compared to the same period a year prior. A more rapid economic growth was observed in Hungary (+4.6%), Romania (+4.2%),…

Eurostat: Which EU Countries have the Highest Marriage Rates?

Friday, February 14, 2020

In 2018, the European Union (EU) countries with the highest number of marriages relative to the population were Cyprus (7.8 marriages per 1 000 inhabitants), Romania (7.4), Lithuania (7.0) and Latvia (6.8). These were followed by Malta (5.8), Slovakia (5.7) and Denmark (5.6), Eurostat reported. In contrast, the lowest marriage rates were around 3 marriages per 1 000 inhabitants, which were reported in Luxembourg (3.1), Italy (3.2) and Portugal (3.4), followed by…

Lithuanian hotels report second-highest tourist increase in EU

Monday, January 27, 2020

Lithuania reported one of the highest increases in nights tourists spent in its hotels across the EU, Eurostat data shows. Local and foreign tourists spent a total of 8.9 million nights at Lithuanian hotels and other accommodation establishments last year, up 10 percent from 2018. Slovakia recorded the biggest increase of 12.6 percent, with 17.1 million nights spent at its hotels. The figure for foreign tourists in Lithuania rose was…

Back Almost half of EU pupils study vocational programmes

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In 2017, 21.4 mln pupils were studying at upper secondary level in the European Union (EU), out of which more than 10.2 mln (or 48%) were enrolled in vocational education. Students usually enter upper secondary school programmes (ISCED level 3) between the ages of 14 and 16. These programmes are typically designed to complete secondary education in preparation for tertiary education or provide skills relevant to employment, or both. In particular,…

Waste volumes created by Latvian residents up 21% in five years

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Data from Eurostat shows that in 2017 Latvian households created 851 000 tonnes of household waste, which is 21% more when compared to 2013, when households created 704 000 tonnes of waste, as reported by waste management company AS Latvijas Zaļais punkts. Only 23.3% of the total volume of waste was recycled, whereas the average for waste recycling in the EU is 46.3%. This proves that the new state waste…

January inflation in Estonia among fastest in EU

Monday, February 25, 2019

Estonia saw consumer price inflation of 2.8% in January, one of the highest in the EU, according to EU statistical office Eurostat. The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.4% in January 2019, down from 1.5% in December but up from 1.3% on year. Overall EU annual inflation stood at 1.5% in January, down from 1.6% both on month and on year. The highest annual rates of inflation in January were…

Social protection in the Baltic States

Friday, December 14, 2018

Social protection expenditure in the European Union (EU) stood at 28.2% of GDP in 2016, slightly down compared with 28.4% in 2015, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In 2016, the two main sources of funding of social protection at EU level were social contributions, making up 55% of total receipts, and general government contributions from taxes at 40%. The EU average continued to…