Economy
Local food producers doing relatively well during pandemic
Covid-19 limiting measures, despite support mechanisms, have a significant impact on business. But small agricultural and food-producing companies have been able to grow or even start business at that time, Latvian Television reported January 14.
Vaccinated travelers will not be required a Covid-19 test
As of January 15, a negative Covid-19 test result will have to be presented for entry into Latvia. At the same time, there are exceptions, including those who have received the required doses of Covid-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Transport said January 14.
Central bank to issue 'de jure' commemorative coin
Latvijas Banka, the Latvian central bank, is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the de jure recognition of the Republic of Latvia. The coin will only be available for online purchase in gift packaging and in souvenir sets.
Exports doing fairly well despite coronacrisis
Provisional data released by the Central Statistical Bureau January 11 show that in November 2020 the foreign trade turnover of Latvia amounted to EUR 2.58 billion, which at current prices was 6.5 % larger than a year ago, of which the exports value of goods was 9.1 % higher, but imports value of goods – 4.1 % higher. 
Industrial production up in November
Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) and published January 4 show that, compared to November 2019, in November 2020, industrial production output rose by 2.7 % (according to calendar adjusted data at constant prices). 

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