Transport and communications

  • In August 2020, 212.4 thousand passengers arrived at or departed from the airports, which is by 65.8 per cent less than in the same period of last year.
  • In August 2020, the amount of freight handled in Klaipėda State Seaport and Būtingė Terminal amounted to 4.9 million tonnes, which is by 3.5 per cent more than in same period of 2019.

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Dismissed and hired employees

In August 2020, the number of dismissed employees amounted to 63.3 thousand and, against July 2020, increased by 19.5  thousand, the number of hired employees stood at 46.4 thousand, which was by 6.7 thousand less than in the previous month.

In August 2020, compared to August 2019, the number of hired employees decreased by 2.2 per cent.


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Turnover of agricultural companies (enterprises)

In II quarter 2020, income from sales of agricultural companies (enterprises) amounted to EUR 225.9 million, or 11 per cent less than in II quarter 2019.


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Services producer price index (SPPI) and price changes

In II quarter 2020, against I quarter, the highest increase (23.2 per cent) was recorded for travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities, prices for accommodation services increased by 7.2 per cent, legal services – 5.3 per cent, but prices for transportation services via pipelines decreased by 10.7 per cent, cleaning services – 10.1 per cent, sea and coastal water transport – 4.8 per cent. 

Over the year (in II quarter 2020, against II quarter 2019), the highest rise in prices (20.3 per cent) was observed for air transport services, prices for legal activities increased by 7.9 per cent, and security and investigation activities – 6.2 per cent. The biggest drop in prices was recorded for transportation services via pipelines – 17 per cent, accommodation activities – 14.4 per cent and sea and coastal water transport – 10.1 per cent. 

Asylum seekers

In July 2020, against June 2020, the number of asylum seekers decreased by 1 (22 applications were received).

Membership organisations

In 2019, against 2018, the number of members of trade unions increased by 3.5 per cent and, at the end of the year, amounted to 89.6 thousand members: the number of members of political parties decreased by 1.8 per cent and totalled 110.7 thousand.


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Financial indicators of enterprises

In II quarter 2020, income of non-financial enterprises from the sale of goods and services rendered totalled EUR 21.4 billion, or by 7.1 per cent lower than in the first quarter this year and by 11.1 per cent lower than in II quarter last year.

In II quarter, pre-tax profit generated by non-financial enterprises totalled more than EUR 2 billion.

Pre-tax profit generated by non-financial enterprises, against the previous quarter, increased by 22.2 per cent, against the same quarter last year, increased by 5.2 per cent; profit generated by enterprises from financial and investment activities represented more than one third of the profit (39 per cent, or EUR 838 million).

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Earnings

In II quarter 2020, average gross mounthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) totalled EUR 1387.6 and, against I quarter 2020, increased by 1.3 per cent.

In II quarter 2020 average net monthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) amounted to EUR 883 and, compared to I quarter 2020, increased by 1.1 per cent.

In II quarter 2020, against I quarter 2020, real earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) grew by 1.2 per cent.


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Demographic indicators

Based on provisional data, at the beginning of September 2020, 2 795.5 thousand resident population were living in Lithuania, which is by 1.4 thousand more than at the beginning of the year.

In January–August 2020, compared to the same period of the previous year:

  • The number of live births decreased by 2 425 babies (12.9 per cent) and stood at 16 409;

  • The number of deaths increased by 363 (1.4 per cent) and stood 26 508;

  • The number of marriages decreased by 3 720 couples and the number of divorces decreased by 1 191 couples;

  • The number of residents who emigrated from Lithuania increased by 2 060 persons (10.6 per cent) and stood at 21 443;

  • The number of persons who immigrated to Lithuania increased by 6 800 persons (1.3 times) and stood at 32 911.

In January–August 2020, 54.2 per cent of immigrants were the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who came back to Lithuania.


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Remuneration and labour costs

In Lithuania, tax wedge on labour cost decreased by 2.4 percentage points over a year and stood at 34.8 per cent in 2019.

In 2019, in Lithuania, unemployment trap stood at 87.4 per cent and, compared to 2018, increased by 0.6 percentage points.

In 2019, compared to 2018, the net earnings of spouses with 2 children, plus social benefits for family and children, increased by 14.9 per cent (when both spouses earn 100 per cent of the average gross earnings).


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Wages

In II quarter 2020, against I quarter 2020, the average number of employees in the whole economy decreased by 25.4 thousand (2 per cent): in the public sector – by 1.6 thousand (0.4 per cent), while in the private sector – by 23.8 thousand (2.6 per cent).

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Harvest of agricultural crops

In 2020, grain harvest is expected to amount to 6 million 380 thousand tonnes, which is by 16 per cent more than in 2019. Wheat accounts for 70 per cent of the total grain harvest in the country.

Earnings

In II quarter 2020, average gross hourly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises excluded) totalled EUR 8,52 and, against I quarter 2020, increased by 2.9 per cent: in the public sector amounted to EUR 9.29 and increased by 8.3 per cent, in the private sector – EUR 8.17 and increased by 0.2 per cent.

Minimum monthly wage

In September 2020 the minimum monthly wage is EUR 607, the minimum hourly pay – EUR 3.72.


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