In 2018, expenditure on social protection amounted to EUR 7.2 billion, and compared to 2017, increased by 13.1 per cent. In 2018, the relative share of social protection accounted for 15.9 per cent of GDP (in 2017, 15.1 per cent). In 2018, expenditure on social protection per capita amounted to EUR 2,574, which is by EUR 320 (14.2 per cent) more than in 2017.
Transport and communications
In November 2019, 496.5 thousand passengers arrived at or departed from the airports, which is by 8.1 per cent more than in the same period of last year.
In November 2019, the amount of freight handled in Klaipėda State Seaport and Būtingė Terminal amounted to 4.5 million tonnes, which is by 12.6 per cent less than in November 2018.
In November 2019, the number of passenger cars registered in the country for the first time amounted to 16.2 thousand, or by 7.1 per cent less than in November 2018.
In November 2019, the number of road accidents involving persons, totalled 306, 9 people died and 382 people were injured. The number of road accidents involving children totalled 38; 45 children were injured. 18 road accidents were caused by drink-driving, 1 person died and 34 people were injured.
Over the year (in III quarter 2019, against III quarter 2018) the biggest increase in prices was observed for accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities, tax consultancy (12.2 per cent), air transport (8.9 per cent) and data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals (7.8 per cent).
The biggest drop in prices was observed for transportation services via pipelines and publishing services (19.8 and 14 per cent respectively).
In III quarter 2019, against II quarter, the biggest increase in prices was recorded for transportation services via pipelines (4.3 per cent), accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities, tax consultancy (3.4 per cent), but the most significant drop in prices was observed for accommodation (12 per cent) and travel agency, tour operator reservation service and related activities (10.3 per cent).
In III quarter 2019, average gross monthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) totalled EUR 1,306.3 and, against II quarter 2019, increased by 2.2 per cent.
In III quarter 2019, average net monthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) amounted to EUR 827.8 and, compared to II quarter 2019, increased by 2 per cent.
In III quarter 2019, against II quarter 2019, real earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) grew by 2.3 per cent.
Based on provisional data, at the beginning of December 2019, the resident population of Lithuania totalled 2 million
793.3 thousand, which is by 892 less than at the beginning of the year.
In January–November 2019, compared to the same period of the previous year:
- the number of live births increased by 114 (0.4 per cent) and stood at 26,137;
- the number of deaths decreased by 962 (2.7 per cent) and stood at 35,069;
- the number of marriages decreased by 435 couples and the number of divorces – by 47 couples;
- the number of residents who emigrated from Lithuania increased by 7,151 persons (23.6 per cent) and stood at 37,474;
- the number of persons who immigrated to Lithuania increased by 18,810 persons (1.7 times) and stood at 45,514.
In January–November 2019, the majority (59.3 per cent) of immigrants were the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who came back to Lithuania.
In 2019, against 2018, grain harvest increased by 17 per cent (amounted to 5,129.1 thousand tonnes), rape harvest – by 37 per cent (595 thousand tonnes).Compared to 2018, sugar beet harvest decreased by 17 per cent (amounted to 740 thousand tonnes), harvest of apples – by 62 per cent (34.9 thousand tonnes).