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In March, industrial production in Lithuania decreased by 0.7%

In March 2014, industrial production totalled LTL 5319.0 million at current prices and, compared to February, decreased by 0.7% at constant prices, seasonally adjusted – by 3.6%.

In 2013, general government deficit in Lithuania stood at 2.15, debt – 39.4% of GDP

Statistics Lithuania informs that in 2013, according to provisional data, the general government deficit totalled LTL 2570.4 million, or 2.15% of GDP. Over the year, the general government deficit decreased by LTL 1 123.6 million. In 2012, this indicator stood at 3.24% of GDP.

In January-March the number of Latvian residents dropped by 2345

In the first quarter this year 5068 newborns were registered in the country, which is 358 babies more than in the first three months of 2013. Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that, in March 1694 babies were registered in the country – 164 newborns more than in Mar...

Construction price index in Estonia took a downturn in Q1

According to Statistics Estonia, compared to the previous quarter, the construction price index took a downturn in the 1st quarter of 2014 after three years of growth. The percentage change of the construction price index in the 1st quarter of 2014 was –0.1% compared to the 4th quarter of 2013 an...

SEB: after years of crisis, Estonians choose new homes based on long-term prospects

Held under the leadership of SEB last week, a meeting of real estate buyers and sellers in Estonia confirmed that someone buying a new home today must both carefully consider their family's actual needs and compare real estate offers that meet those needs before making a decision; often, a family...

Lithuanian PM: corruption must be fought harder

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius is not happy with how corruption is fought in Lithuania. According to the head of the Government, even though indicators are improving, the progress should commence much faster, informs LETA/ELTA.