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Animal production

Based on data as of 1 January 2021, the number of cattle grown in the country stood at 629.5 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 0.8 per cent), that of dairy cows – 232.9 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 3.3 per cent), sheep – 140.6 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 7.6 per cent), goats – 14.7 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 2.6 per cent), poultry – 8 million 363.6 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 3.3 per cent), and pigs – 580.4 thousand (a year-on-year increase of 5.4 per cent).

Agri-environmental indicators

In 2020, plant protection products provided on the Lithuanian market amounted to 2,587.3 tonnes, which is by 10 per cent more than in 2019.

General government finance

In 2020, municipal budget expenditure totalled EUR 4.0 billion.

In 2020, municipal budget revenue totalled EUR 3.9 billion.

Employment and unemployment

Based on the Labour Force Survey data, in I quarter 2021, the largest number of the employed was recorded in industry – 260.9 thousand (19.3 per cent of the total number of the employed) and in trade – 202.2 thousand (15 per cent).

The employment rate of the population aged 20–64 stood at 76.6 per cent, which is by 0.2 percentage points more than in IV quarter 2020 and by 1.7 percentage points less than in I quarter 2020.

In the same age group, the unemployment rate stood at 7.7 per cent, which is by 1.6 percentage points less than in IV quarter 2020 and by 0.4 percentage points more than in I quarter 2020.


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Demographic indicators

Based on provisional data, at the beginning of May 2021, 2 785.5 thousand resident population were living in Lithuania, which is by 9.7 thousand less than at the beginning of the year.

In January–April 2021, compared to the same period of the previous year:

  • The number of live births decreased by 335 babies (4.5 per cent) and stood at 7 113;
  • The number of deaths increased by 2 834 (21 per cent) and stood 16 339;
  • The number of marriages decreased by 499 couples and the number of divorces decreased by 338 couples;
  • The number of residents who emigrated from Lithuania increased by 3 834 persons (1.5 times) and stood at 11 498;
  • The number of persons who immigrated to Lithuania decreased by 2 450 persons (1.2 times) and stood at 11 050.

In January–April 2021, 53.8 per cent of immigrants were the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who came back to Lithuania.


Education and educational attainment of the population
 

At the beginning of the academic year 2020–2021, there were 41 higher education schools, 19 universities and 22 colleges in the country.

At the beginning of the academic year 2020–2021, the number of students in universities and colleges stood at 71.9 thousand and 32.5 thousand respectively. Compared to the academic year 2019–2020, the number of students in universities and colleges decreased by 1.1 thousand (1.5 per cent) and 0.5 thousand (1.5 per cent) respectively.

In 2020, professional bachelor’s degree was awarded to 7.5 thousand college graduates. At universities, the bachelor’s degree was awarded to 9.3 thousand, the master’s degree – 6.5 thousand, the doctoral degree – 306 students. 742 graduates completed professional studies and acquired professional qualification (409 completed residency studies, 333 – pedagogical studies).

In the academic year 2020–2021, at universities, the number of foreign students in full-study programmes totalled 6.9 thousand (9.5 per cent of the total number of university students), in colleges – 634.


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Indicators of accommodation establishments
 

In March 2021, the number of overnight stays in the accommodation establishments totalled 147.2 thousand, which is by 37.4 per cent less than a year ago. The number of overnight stays of foreigners stood at 34.9 thousand and decreased by 60.2 per cent.

In March 2021, room and bed occupancy rates in hotels and motels stood at 15.1 and 10.4 per cent respectively, and compared to March 2020, decreased by 7.9 and 6.8 percentage points respectively.


Gross agricultural production

Based on provisional data, in I quarter 2021, compared to the same quarter of 2020, gross agricultural production index decreased by 4.5 per cent. In I quarter 2021, gross agricultural production amounted to EUR 224.7 million at current prices.


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Social services

In 2020, compared to 2019, the number of recipients of social services at home (including recipients of assistance money) increased by 0.9 thousand (4.4 per cent) and totalled 21.3 thousand.

In 2020, 27 thousand persons of retirement age (in 2019, 25.5 thousand) and 20.7 thousand persons of working age and children with disabilities (in 2019, 18.8 thousand) visited day care centres and received various social services.

At the end of 2020, 1 thousand children lived in child care homes (at the end of 2019, 1.2 thousand), 0.8 thousand children – in community child care homes, 0.3 thousand foster children – in family-type care homes.

At the end of 2020, 6.3 thousand persons lived in care institutions for the elderly (at the end of 2019, 6.4 thousand), 6 thousand persons – in care institutions for adults with disability (in 2019, 6.3 thousand), 0.6 thousand persons – in continuing care retirement communities for elderly persons and adults with disability.


Legal professionals and protective service workers in law enforcement institutions
 

At the end of 2020, 701 judges worked in the courts of Lithuania (excluding the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania), of which 460 (65.6 per cent) were women.

At the end of 2020, there were 2,254 lawyers, 239 notaries and 114 bailiffs in the country, 644 public prosecutors worked in the prosecutor’s offices. 7.8 thousand police officers worked in the police, of which 3.2 thousand (40 per cent) were women.


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Mortality

In 2020, the number of deaths recorded in Lithuania stood at 43,547 (men – 21.3 thousand, women – 22.2 thousand). More than half (52.7 per cent) of deaths were caused by circulatory system diseases, 18.9 per cent – malignancies, 5.8 per cent – external causes of death, 5.2 per cent – COVID-19, 5 per cent – digestive diseases.


Social protection

In 2019, net expenditure on social protection totalled EUR 7.8 billion and, compared to 2018, grew by 10.8 per cent. In 2019, relative share of net expenditure on social protection made up 16.1 per cent of GDP (in 2018, 15.6 per cent).


Crop production

In 2020, harvest of fruit and berries amounted to 74.6 thousand tonnes, apples accounted for 80 per cent of total harvest.


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Energy

In February 2021, compared to February 2020, road transport diesel resources decreased by 9.4 per cent, resources of motor gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas – by 14.8 and 22.8 per cent respectively. Crude oil resources decreased by 36.9 per cent. Resources of electricity and natural gas increased by 2.8 and 17.7 per cent respectively.


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Production of animal products

In 1 April 2021, compared to 1 April 2020, in the farmers’ and family farms as well as agricultural companies and enterprises, milk yield increased by 1 per cent, while production of meat (live weight) decreased by 12 per cent, the number of eggs collected – by 9 per cent.


Social protection

In 2020, average state social insurance old-age pension amounted to EUR 376.49, and compared to 2019, increased by EUR 32 (9.3 per cent).

In 2020, the average number of the recipients of state social insurance old-age pension increased by 4.8 thousand (0.8 per cent) and totalled 600.8 thousand.


Economic entities

At the beginning of 2021, there were 128,601 local units in Lithuania: 48,737 – in the Capital Region, 79,864 – in the Central and Western Lithuania Region.

At the beginning of 2021, a quarter (26 per cent) of the total number of local units in Lithuania were engaged in wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, and almost a tenth – other service activities and professional, scientific and technical activities (9 per cent each).


Education

For 2020–2021 academic year, 13.1 thousand students were admitted to vocational schools (total number of students stood at 27.5 thousand).

In 2020, the largest proportion of vocational school students studied under the engineering (7.2 thousand),  services to persons (6.7 thousand), architecture and construction (4 thousand), business and administration (1.8 thousand; in 2019, 2.8 thousand) study programmes.


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Culture

In 2020, there were 106 museums operating in the country. Over the last year, the number of museum visitors totalled 2.8 million, or by 2,751 thousand (49.2 per cent) less than in 2019.

The number of cinema visitors in 2020 totalled 1.6 million. The number of cinema visits per capita averaged 0.6 times. Cinema revenue from ticket sales over a year decreased from EUR 21.6 million to EUR 8.6 million (by 60.1 per cent).

In 2020, there were 49 theatres operating in the country: 13 public and 36 non-public theatres. Compared to 2019, the number of visitors of public and non-public theatres dropped by 61.7 per cent. In 2020, 335 concerts were organised in the country and abroad by 7 public concert agencies. In 2020, in Lithuania, the number of visitors of concerts organised by public concert agencies totalled 179 thousand.

The number of photographic documents in the country’s archives is constantly increasing. In 2020, their number stood at 438.2 thousand units, while in 2019, 425.4 thousand.


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Transport and communications

In March 2021, the number of passengers who arrived at and departed from Lithuanian airports amounted to 56.7 thousand, which is by 72 per cent less than in the same period of last year.

In March 2021, the amount of goods handled in Klaipėda State Seaport and Būtingė Terminal totalled 4.4 million tonnes, and compared to the respective period of 2020, decreased by 17.8 per cent.

General government finance

Based on revised data, in IV quarter 2020, general government deficit amounted to EUR 1763.5 million.

Based on revised data, in 2020, general government deficit amounted to EUR 3598.3 million.

Based on revised data, in 2020, government deficit amounted to EUR 3598.3 million, debt at the end of 2020 – EUR 23060.5 million.


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Dismissed and hired employees

In March 2021, the number of dismissed employees amounted to 37.1 thousand and, against  February 2021, increased by 6.8 thousand, the number of hired employees stood at 43.3 thousand, which was by 11.4 thousand more than in the previous month.

In March 2021, compared to  March 2020, the number of hired employees increased by 15.4 per cent.


Deaths of permanent residents

3,722 deaths of permanent residents of Lithuania were registered in February. The majority of them died from circulatory system diseases (1,788 deaths, 48 per cent), malignancies (569 deaths, 15.3 per cent) and COVID–19 (568 deaths, 15.3 per cent).


Asylum seekers

In February 2021, compared to January 2021, the number of asylum seekers increased by 0,8 – 35 applications were received.


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Demographic indicators

Based on provisional data, at the beginning of April 2021, 2 787.7 thousand resident population were living in Lithuania, which is by 7.5 thousand less than at the beginning of the year.

In January–March 2021, compared to the same period of the previous year:

  • The number of live births decreased by 196 babies (3.6 per cent) and stood at 5 266;
  • The number of deaths increased by 2 521 (24.7 per cent) and stood 12 707;
  • The number of marriages decreased by 784 couples and the number of divorces decreased by 278 couples;
  • The number of residents who emigrated from Lithuania increased by 1 708 persons (25.7 per cent) and stood at 8 348;
  • The number of persons who immigrated to Lithuania decreased by 2 482 persons (1.3 times) and stood at 8 272.

In January–March 2021, 52.3 per cent of immigrants were the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who came back to Lithuania.


Structure of labour costs (annual estimate)

In 2020, the average monthly labour costs in enterprises of industry, construction and services totalled EUR 1,472 and, against 2019, increased by 6.5 per cent (EUR 90).


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General education

  • At the beginning of the school year 2020–2021, there were 327 thousand pupils studying at the educational establishments providing education under general education programmes.
  • In autumn of 2020, the first graders totalled 27.9 thousand, or by 1.9 thousand (6 per cent) less than in 2019. 
  • In 2020, basic school-leaving certificates were awarded to 25.5 thousand pupils (in 2019, 24.8 thousand), secondary education certificates (Maturity Certificate) – to 20.4 thousand school-leavers (in 2019, 21.5 thousand).
  • At the beginning of the school year 2020–2021, there were 28 thousand teachers and principals working in general education schools, which is by 0.6 thousand (2.2 per cent) less than in the school year 2019–2020.

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Divorces

In 2020, the number of registered  divorces totalled 7.5 thousand, which is by 1.1 thousand (13 per cent) less than in 2019. Last year there were 49.3 divorces per 100 marriages (in 2019– 44.5).

Education

At the end of 2020, there were 716 pre-school educational institutions in the country (in urban and rural areas – 635 and 82 respectively) with the pre-school educational groups established in 457 general education schools.

At the end of 2020, 122.6 thousand children were educated according to pre-school educational programmes.

In 2020, there were 155 non-state pre-school educational institutions in the country, which were attended by 9.1 thousand children (by 5.8 per cent more than in 2019).


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Minimum monthly wage

In April 2021 the minimum monthly wage is EUR 642, the minimum hourly pay – EUR 3.93.


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Mortality

In 2020, 43.6 thousand deaths were registered. Against 2019, the number of deaths increased by 5.3, or 13.8 per cent.

In 2020, deaths of persons aged 65 and older accounted for 77.2 per cent (66.5 per cent of all deaths among men and 87.5 per cent of all deaths among women, 22.5 per cent of all deaths were deaths of persons aged 15–64 (33.2 per cent of all deaths among men and 12.3 per cent of all deaths among women).

Energy

In January 2021, compared to January 2020, road transport diesel resources decreased by 0.9 per cent, resources of motor gasoline and liquefied petroleum gas – by 22.8 and 24.6 per cent respectively. Crude oil resources decreased by 25 per cent. Resources of electricity and natural gas increased by 5.9 and 24.5 per cent respectively.


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Purchase prices of agricultural products

In February 2021, against February 2020, purchase prices of agricultural products increased by 1.6 per cent. Purchase prices for crop products increased by 6 per cent, those for animal products – decreased by 4.6 per cent.

Illegal employment of minors

According to the data of the State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, in 2020, there were 36 illegally employed persons under 18, i.e. the illegally employed minors accounted for 2.01 per cent of all illegally employed persons.


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Transport and communications

In January 2021, the number of passengers carried by rail stood at 160.8 thousand, which is by 61.7 per cent less than in the same period of 2020.

In February 2021, goods transport by rail amounted to 3.6 million tonnes, which is by 6.5 per cent less than in the same period of 2020.

In February 2021, the number of passenger cars registered in the country for the first time amounted to 8.8 thousand, which is by 38.9 per cent less than in the same period of 2020.


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Number of asylum seekers

In January 2021, compared to December 2020, the number of asylum seekers increased by 1 – 44 applications were received.


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Population

In January, 4,977 deaths of permanent residents of Lithuania were registered. The majority of them died from circulatory system diseases (2,165 deaths,  43.5 per cent), COVID–19 (1,270 deaths, 25.5 per cent) and malignancies (623 deaths, 12.8 per cent).


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Marriages

In 2020, the number of recorded marriages totalled 15.3 thousand.

Against 2019, the number of marriages decreased by 4.2 thousand (21,6 per cent).

Financial indicators of enterprises

In IV quarter 2020, the revenue of the country’s non-financial corporations from goods sold and services provided amounted to EUR 26.6 billion, which is by 5.4 per cent more than in the previous quarter and by 2.8 per cent more than in IV quarter 2019.

In IV quarter 2020, the pre-tax profit of non-financial corporations amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. Compared to the respective period of the previous year, the pre-tax profit decreased by 3.1 per cent, compared to the previous quarter of 2020 – by 18.1 per cent.

From 2021, information on financial indicators of enterprises will be no longer produced.

Agricultural

In 2020, compared to 2019, the largest increase (21 per cent) was recorded for the number of sheep slaughtered. In 2020, it stood at 10.139 thousand sheep with a carcass weight of 0.186 thousand tonnes.

In 2020, compared to 2019, the largest decrease (41 per cent) was recorded for the number of young cattle slaughtered. In 2020, it stood at 0.859 thousand with a carcass weight of 0.144 thousand tonnes.


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Earnings

In IV quarter 2020, average gross mounthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) totalled EUR 1512.3 and, against III quarter 2020, increased by 4.7 per cent.

In IV quarter 2020 average net monthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) amounted to EUR 960.5 and, compared to III quarter 2020, increased by 4.2 per cent.

In IV quarter 2020, against III quarter 2020, real earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) grew by 4 per cent.


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Demographic indicators

Based on provisional data, at the beginning of March 2021, 2 790 thousand resident population were living in Lithuania, which is by 5.1 thousand less than at the beginning of the year.

In January–February 2021, compared to the same period of the previous year:

  • The number of live births decreased by 429 babies (11.5 per cent) and stood at 3 302;
  • The number of deaths increased by 2 106 (31.8 per cent) and stood 8 721;
  • The number of marriages decreased by 799 couples and the number of divorces decreased by 183 couples;
  • The number of residents who emigrated from Lithuania increased by 39 persons (0.8 per cent) and stood at 5 016;
  • The number of persons who immigrated to Lithuania decreased by 2 319 persons (1.4 times) and stood at 5 304.

In January–February 2021, 53 per cent of immigrants were the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who came back to Lithuania.


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Number of employees

In IV quarter 2020, against III quarter 2020, the average number of employees in the whole economy increased by 4.2 thousand (0.3 per cent): in the public sector – by 4 thousand (1.1 per cent), in the private sector –by 0.2 thousand (0.0 per cent).


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Earnings

In IV quarter 2020, average gross hourly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises excluded) totalled EUR 9,12 and, against III quarter 2020, increased by 8.3 per cent: in the public sector amounted to EUR 10.13 and increased by 12.8 per cent, in the private sector – EUR 8.66 and increased by 5.9 per cent.


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Crop production

In 2020, harvest of oil seed rape amounted to 966.6 thousand tonnes, which is by 40 per cent more than in 2019.

In 2020, against 2019, a decrease in harvest was recorded for field vegetables (3 per cent), sugar beet (5 per cent) and potatoes (11 per cent), the harvest thereof amounted to 205.4, 948.5 and 299.8 thousand tonnes respectively.


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Minimum monthly wage

In March 2021 the minimum monthly wage is EUR 642, the minimum hourly pay – EUR 3.93.


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Animal production

Based on data as of 1 January 2021, the number of cattle grown in the country stood at 629.5 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 0.8 per cent), that of dairy cows – 232.9 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 3.3 per cent), that of sheep – 140.6 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 7.6 per cent), and that of pigs – 555.2 thousand (a year-on-year increase of 0.8 per cent).

In 2022, compared to 2021, livestock slaughter (including exports and imports) is expected to decrease by 13.8 per cent.

In I–II quarters of 2022, compared to the same period of 2021, slaughtering of pigs is expected to remain unchanged.

Social protection

In 2020, against 2019, expenditure on child benefits increased by EUR 171.9 million (45.7 per cent) and amounted to EUR 548 million.

In 2020, against 2019, expenditure on social benefits decreased by EUR 4.7 million (7.5 per cent) and amounted to EUR 58.6 million. The number of the recipients of such benefits over a year decreased by 8.6 thousand.

In 2020, against 2019, expenditure on compensation for heating and water decreased by EUR 5.3 million (28.7 per cent) and amounted to EUR 13.1 million.

In 2020, against 2019, the number of schoolchildren receiving free meal and expenditure on free meal for schoolchildren grew about 1.5 times and amounted to 69.7 thousand and 19.7 million respectively.

Investment in tangible fixed assets

In IV quarter 2020, investments in tangible fixed assets in the country amounted to EUR 2.4 billion and, compared to the same quarter of 2019, increased by 8.4 per cent at constant prices.

In 2020, investment in tangible fixed assets in the country amounted to EUR 7 billion and, compared to 2019, decreased by 2.1 per cent.

Energy

In 2020, against 2019, liquefied petroleum gas resources decreased by 11.7 per cent, motor gasoline and road transport diesel resources – by 14.3 per cent each. Resources of crude oil decreased by 27.7 per cent, while electricity and natural gas resources increased by 5.8 and 8 per cent respectively.


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Social protection

In IV quarter 2020, average state social insurance old-age pension amounted to EUR 376.4, and compared to IV quarter 2019, increased by 9.3 per cent.

Purchase prices of agricultural products

In January 2021, against January 2020, purchase prices of agricultural products increased by 0.9 per cent. Purchase prices for crop products increased by 6.2 per cent, those for animal products decreased by 6.2 per cent.


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Job vacancies

In IV quarter 2020, the number of job vacancies in the Capital Region totalled 8.7 thousand, in the Central and Western Lithuania Region – 6.9 thousand. In IV quarter 2020, against the previous quarter, a decrease in the number of job vacancies was observed in both regions: in the Capital Region – by 1 thousand (10.1 per cent), in the Central and Western Lithuania Region – by 1.8 thousand (20.4 per cent).

In IV quarter 2020, against III quarter 2020, the job vacancy rate decreased in both regions: in the Capital Region, it decreased by 0.2 percentage points and stood at 1.6 per cent, in the Central and Western Lithuania Region – decreased by 0.3 per cent and stood at 0.9 per cent.


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Transport and communications

In January 2021, the number of passengers who arrived at and departed from Lithuanian airports amounted to 52.6 thousand, which is by 88.4 per cent less than in the same period of last year.

In January 2021, the amount of goods handled in Klaipėda State Seaport and Būtingė Terminal totalled 4.5 million tonnes, and compared to the respective period of 2020, increased by 15.2 per cent.


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Agricultural production

In IV quarter 2020, prices for goods and services consumed in agriculture decreased by 15.9 per cent, those for goods contributing to agricultural investment increased by 2.8 per cent.


Employment and unemployment

Based on the Labour Force Survey data, in 2020, compared to 2019, employment rate of population aged 20–64 decreased by 1.5 percentage points and made up 76.7 per cent, while unemployment rate increased by 2.3 percentage points and made up 8.7 per cent.

In 2020, compared to 2019, the largest increase in the number of employed persons was recorded in financial and insurance activities (5.6 thousand), decrease – in agriculture, forestry and fishing (11.4 thousand) as well as trade (11.3 thousand).


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Dismissed and hired employees

In January 2021, the number of dismissed employees amounted to 31.7 thousand and, against December 2020, decreased by 10.4 thousand, the number of hired employees stood at 35.2 thousand, which was by 5.9 thousand more than in the previous month.

In January 2021, compared to January 2020, the number of hired employees decreased by 35.3 per cent.


Migration

In December 2020, compared to November, the number of asylum seekers decreased almost 1.5 times – 43 applications were received.


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Monthly mortality

In December, 5,831 deaths of permanent residents of Lithuania were registered. The majority of them died from circulatory system diseases (2,605 deaths, 44.7 per cent), COVID–19 (1,471 deaths, 25.2 per cent) and malignancies (747 deaths, 12.8 per cent).


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Based on the Labour Force Survey data, in IV quarter 2020, the largest number of the employed was recorded in industry – 236.7 thousand (17.5 per cent of the total number of the employed) and in trade – 211.8 thousand (15.7 per cent).

The employment rate of the population aged 20–64 stood at 76.4 per cent, which is by 0.9 percentage points more than in III quarter 2020 and by 2 percentage points less than in III quarter 2019.

In the same age group, the unemployment rate stood at 9.3 per cent, which is by 0.2 percentage points less than in III quarter 2020 and by 2.9 percentage points more than in III quarter 2019.


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Demographic indicators

Based on provisional data, at the beginning of February 2021, 2 792.2 thousand resident population were living in Lithuania, which is by 3 thousand less than at the beginning of the year.

In January 2021, compared to the same period of the previous year:

  • The number of live births decreased by 245 babies (12.7 per cent) and stood at 1 678;

  • The number of deaths increased by 1 453 (41.2 per cent) and stood 4 981;

  • The number of marriages decreased by 125 couples and the number of divorces decreased by 28 couples;

  • The number of residents who emigrated from Lithuania decreased by 326 persons (11.4 per cent) and stood at 2 522;

  • The number of persons who immigrated to Lithuania increased by 1 008 persons (26.4 per cent) and stood at 2 805.

In January 2021, 58 per cent of immigrants were the citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who came back to Lithuania.


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Agriculture

In 2020, harvest of grain amounted to 6 million 918.6 thousand tonnes, which is by 25.6 per cent more than in 2019.

The increase in the harvest was determined by an increase in yield (by 23.8 per cent) and crop area (by 0.8 per cent).


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Minimum monthly wage

In February 2021 the minimum monthly wage is EUR 642, the minimum hourly pay – EUR 3.93.


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