The value of exported goods rose by 9.5% with imports up by 11.8%.
In February Latvia exported goods in the amount of €778.5 mln, and imported goods to the tune of €918.0 mln.
As exports in total foreign trade value declined to 45.9% (in January 2016 – 46.4%), the foreign trade balance slightly worsened.
Exports of wood and articles of wood grew by €26.6 mln or 19.4% from January to February, while exports of basic metals experienced even stronger growth by €16.2 mln or 29.6%.
In the opposite direction, imports of vehicles and associated transport equipment increased by €19.5 mln or 35.2%.
European Union member states were the destination for 73% of Latvia's exports, with eurozone countries accounting for precisely 50% of exports.