Foreign trade figures present a mixed bag in June

Provisional data released August 9 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in June 2019 Latvia's foreign trade turnover amounted to EUR 2.19 billion at current prices - a figure 10.3 % less than a year before.

The export value of goods fell by 8.2 % and imports by 11.9 %. 

In June, Latvia exported goods in the amount of EUR 982.9 billion and imported goods to the amount of EUR 1.21 billion.

During the first half of the year, Latvian foreign trade turnover at current prices reached EUR 13.83 billion – EUR 336.1 million or 2.5 % more than in the corresponding period of 2018.

Exports value constituted EUR 6.18 billion (rise of EUR 20.6 million or 0.3 %), while imports value EUR 7.65 billion (increase of EUR 315.5 million or 4.3 %).

Calendar and seasonally adjusted data show that, compared to June 2018, in June 2019 exports value at current prices went down by 3.4 % and imports value by 7.2 %, whereas, compared to the previous month, exports value increased by 0.1 % while imports value fell by 12.2 %.

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