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Retail trade turnover in Latvia rises 1.9%

Retail trade turnover in Latvia rises 1.9%

Companies selling food and beverages make up 50% of the trade industry (1,382 companies with total turnover of EUR 5.21 billion), followed by companies selling household goods, DIY and home improvement companies – 22% (725 companies, turnover of EUR 2.27 billion), companies selling office supplies – 10% (413 companies, turnover of EUR 1.06 billion), clothing and footwear retailers – 5% (394 companies, turnover of EUR 523 million), online stores – 4.8% (267 companies, turnover of EUR 364 million).
A year marked by growth on the Baltic real estate market

A year marked by growth on the Baltic real estate market

In the first ten months of 2016, the number of transactions on the Baltic real estate market rose by 6% against the respective period a year before. Given the acquisition and merger (A&M) trends in the Baltics over the past three years, the year of 2016 was closed with a comparatively high number of M&A transactions on the whole, ...
Another record-breaking year

Another record-breaking year

2016 was another record-breaking year for the foreign investment promotion agency Investuok Lietuvoje (Invest Lithuania) as it attracted EUR 144 million in foreign direct investment. Large international companies that started doing business in Lithuania include Intersurgical Company (medical devices for respiratory support, 1,920 employees), Western Union (IT, accounting, 150 employees) and Mars (manufacturing, 750 employees).  
Construction costs in Latvia down 0.5%

Construction costs in Latvia down 0.5%

 - In regards to the proportion of the sector’s overall turnover, 46% of overall turnover is made up of construction and finishing work, 24% is made up of the sale of construction materials, 17% construction of roads and bridges, 8.6% manufacturing of construction materials, and 5.5% architectural and design services.

As sector recovers, 16,8% growth recorded

With the domestic consumption decrease, export came to be considered the key opportunity for Latvian industry. This since 2009-2010. Manufacturing volume grew 16,8% in 2012, while the growth in export was 43%.

Construction – fast-growing industry

After three years of decline, stable growth was observed in the industry at the end of 2011 and at the beginning of 2012.

Foreign investments in Latvia

Foreign direct investment in equity, reinvested earnings and other forms of capital has grown rapidly since Latvia regained its independence in 1991 until the rates of growth slowed because of the financial crisis. However, in the first nine months of 2011, the volume of foreign direct investment was almost three times higher than the total foreign direct investments in all of 2010. The ...

Real estate market

Estonia’s property market that crash-landed in 2008 along with the worldwide credit crunch after becoming overheated in 2005–2007, showed first signs of recovery in 2011.

Real estate market

Even though the real estate market has not recovered from when the bubble burst, there have been some positive signs over the past year. Most of the talk about the real estate market is about stabilization, with stagnation mentioned less often.