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Statistics office maps 2014 data

The state Central Statistics Bureau (CSB) published its annual Statistical Yearbook of Latvia 2014 on Tuesday.

The data-driven publication covers and compiles general data on Latvia, its population and social processes, economy and finances, environment, energy, information and communications technology, innovation and other sectors of the national economy.

The data are compared over a time period from 2005 to 2013.

Visually-oriented readers and die-hard cartographers will appreciate the CSB’s first-ever spatial representations of its data in grid maps, as well as more thematic maps by administrative territory than in any previous Statistical Yearbook of Latvia.

The Statistical Yearbook of Latvia is the most detailed publication compiling official statistical data. The first Statistical Yearbook of Latvia was published in 1921.

The Statistical Yearbook of Latvia 2014 can be downloaded free of charge. In paper form (30.07 EUR) it can be purchased on the CSB home page (login required).

The yearbook provides information on social and political situation, economy and finance, population and social processes, sectors of national economy, as well as on science and technologies. A separate chapter compiles information on international comparisons of social and economic indicators. The publication contains 10 thematic chapters. Each thematic chapter contains several subheadings.

The publication covers the following thematic sections: general data, economy and finance, population and social conditions, industry, construction, trade and services, agriculture, forestry and fishing, foreign trade, transport, energy and environmental protection, information technologies, science and innovations, comparative international statistics.

Information in the yearbook is given in tables, charts and maps, thus simplifying the perception of the information. In addition to the statistical information, explanations of the main statistical terms, methodological information on data sources and calculation methods of selected indicators are published in the yearbook.

Information from the CSB and other institutions was used to compile the yearbook. Statistical information was obtained by conducting statistical surveys, as well as by using data from public registers and other information systems. The information source is indicated at the beginning of each chapter.

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