In III quarter 2020, average gross (before employee tax) monthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises excluded) totalled EUR 1 454.8 and compared to II quarter 2020 increased by 4 per cent: in the public sector – EUR 1 546 and increased by 2.1, in the private sector – EUR 1 414.1 and increased by 5.2 per cent.
In III quarter 2020, average net (after employee tax) monthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises excluded) amounted to EUR 927.9 and compared to II quarter 2020 increased by 4.4 per cent: in the public sector it amounted to EUR 979.7 and increased by 2.5 per cent, in the private sector – EUR 904.8 and increased by 5.5 per cent.
In III quarter 2020, against II quarter 2020, real earnings in the whole economy grew by 4.5 per cent: in the public sector – by 2.6, in the private sector – by 5.6 per cent.
Fuel and energy resources
In September 2020, compared to September 2019, motor gasoline resources increased by 25.7 per cent, road transport diesel resources – by 11.8 per cent, while liquefied petroleum gas resources decreased by 2.5 per cent. Resources of crude oil, electricity and natural gas decreased by 11.2, 2.4 and 2.1 per cent respectively.
Purchase prices of agricultural products
In October 2020, against October 2019, purchase prices of agricultural products decreased by 4.3 per cent. Purchase prices for crop products decreased by 4.9 per cent, those for livestock products – 3.4 per cent.
In III quarter 2020, average state social insurance old-age pension amounted to EUR 376.88, and compared to III quarter 2019, increased by 9.3 per cent.
In 2019, 70.2 per cent of all types of fuel and energy used in households was consumed for heating of dwellings, while 8.6 per cent – preparation of hot water, 6.7 per cent – cooking. In 2019, use of electricity for lighting and other household electrical appliances accounted for 14.5 per cent of all types of fuel and energy used in households.
In III quarter 2020, the number of job vacancies in the Capital Region totalled 9.7 thousand, in the Central and Western Lithuania Region – 8.7 thousand. In III quarter 2020, against the previous quarter, an increase in the number of job vacancies was observed in both regions: in the Capital Region – by 0.6 thousand (6.1 per cent), in the Central and Western Lithuania Region – by 0.5 thousand (6.6 per cent).
In III quarter 2020, against II quarter 2020, the job vacancy rate in the Capital Region grew by 0.2 percentage points and stood at 1.8 per cent, in the Central and Western Lithuania Region – increased by 0.1 per cent and stood at 1.2 per cent.
Transport and communications
In III quarter 2020, the number of passengers carried by all modes of transport totalled 64.7 million, which is by 26.1 per cent less than in the same period of 2019. Compared to III quarter 2019, passenger transport by inland waterways increased 3.6 times. The increase was determined by passenger transport via new route from Kaunas to Nida. A decrease was recorded in the number of passengers carried by the aircraft of Lithuanian airlines – 82.2 per cent, by road – 29.7 per cent, by sea – 27.3 per cent, and by rail – 26.3 per cent.
In October 2020, goods transport by rail amounted to 5 million tonnes, which is by 4.5 per cent more than in the same period of 2019.
In October 2020, the number of passenger cars registered in the country for the first time amounted to 14.2 thousand, which is by 20.8 per cent less than in October 2019.
In October 2020, the number of passengers who arrived at and departed from airports amounted to 77.2 thousand, which is by 87.6 per cent less than in the same period of last year.
In October 2020, the amount of goods handled in Klaipėda State Seaport and Būtingė Terminal totalled 5.5 million tonnes, and compared to the respective period of 2019, increased by 15.5 per cent.
In October 2020, 279 road traffic accidents were registered, which is by 2.6 per cent more than in October 2019. 13 people were killed, 312 – injured in the road traffic accidents (by, respectively, 31.6 and 1 per cent less than in October 2019).
48 accidents with children as casualties were recorded, which is by 37.1 per cent more than a year ago. 49 children were injured in such accidents, which is by 25.6 per cent more than in October 2019.
20 road traffic accidents were caused by drunk persons (by 25 per cent more than a year ago), in which 23 persons were injured (against October 2019, the number remained unchanged).
In III quarter 2020, prices for goods and services consumed in agriculture decreased by 3.9, those for goods contributing to agricultural investment – 2 per cent.
Dismissed and hired employees
In October 2020, the number of dismissed employees amounted to 42.6 thousand and, against September 2020, decreased by 8.8 thousand, the number of hired employees stood at 48.6 thousand, which was by 16.8 thousand less than in the previous month.
In October 2020, compared to October 2019, the number of hired employees decreased by 5.2 per cent.
Investment in tangible fixed assets
Based on provisional data 2019, investments in tangible fixed assets within the territory of the country amounted to EUR 9.1 billion, or by 13.4 per cent more than in 2018.
The biggest attention of investors is paid to Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda counties. Based on provisional data 2019, investment in Vilnius county accounts for about 40.2 per cent of the total investment in the country, Kaunas and Klaipėda counties – about 18.5 and 17.1 per cent respectively. The lowest investment is made in Tauragė and Utena counties – 1.4 and 1.6 per cent respectively.
Population and social statistics
In September, 3,204 deaths of permanent residents of Lithuania were registered. The majority of them died from circulatory system diseases (1,682 deaths, 52.5 per cent), malignancies (694 deaths, 21.7 per cent) and due to external causes of death (184 deaths, 5.7 per cent).
In September 2020, compared to August 2020, the number of asylum seekers increased by 1 – 29 applications were received.
In 2019, income of Lithuanian marine fishing fleet companies from fishing activities amounted to EUR 87.52 million, of which income from production of catches and landings accounted for 97 per cent (EUR 84.56 million). The bulk of income (EUR 81.66 million, or 93 per cent) was received from oceanic fishing companies operating in remote areas. The income from fishing activities of companies fishing in the Baltic Sea and its coast amounted to EUR 5.89 million. Compared to 2018, the total income of the marine fishing fleet increased by 33 per cent.
In 2019, expenditure of the Lithuanian fishing fleet, excluding depreciation of fixed assets, amounted to EUR 79.04 million; total fishing expenditure amounted to EUR 89 million and, compared to 2018, grew by 22 per cent.
The number of persons employed in the marine fishing fleet averaged 458.
Employment and unemployment
Based on the Labor Force Survey data, in III quarter 2020, the largest number of persons were employed in industry – 238.5 thousand (17.8 per cent of all persons employed) and trade – 215.8 thousand (16.1 per cent).
The employment rate of persons aged 20–64 stood at 75.5 per cent and compared to II quarter of this year decreased by 0.9 percentage points, compared to the respective period of 2019 – by 2.6 percentage points.
The unemployment rate of persons in the same age group stood at 9.5 per cent and compared to II quarter of this year increased by 0.7 percentage points, compared to the respective quarter of 2019 – by 3.3 percentage points.
Based on provisional data, at the beginning of November 2020, 2 794.9 thousand resident population were living in Lithuania, which is by 0.8 thousand more than at the beginning of the year.
In January–October 2020, compared to the same period of the previous year:
- The number of live births decreased by 2 796 babies (11.8 per cent) and stood at 20 806;
- The number of deaths increased by 1 231 (3.8 per cent) and stood 33 276;
- The number of marriages decreased by 3 962 couples and the number of divorces decreased by 1 231 couples;
- The number of residents who emigrated from Lithuania increased by 3 056 persons (12.1 per cent) and stood at 28 335;
- The number of persons who immigrated to Lithuania increased by 8 121 persons (1.2 times) and stood at 41 585.
In January–October 2020, 49.3 per cent of immigrants were the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who came back to Lithuania.