In December 2021, the number of passengers who arrived at and departed from Lithuanian airports amounted to 294.5 thousand, which is 5.7 times more than in the same period last year.
In December 2021, the amount of goods handled in Klaipėda State Seaport and Būtingė Terminal totalled 4.6 million tonnes, and compared to the respective period of 2020, decreased by 8.3 per cent.
In December 2021, the number of passenger cars registered in the country for the first time amounted to 10.3 thousand, which is by 11.5 per cent less than in the same period of 2020.
In IV quarter 2021, goods transport by rail amounted to 13.7 million tonnes, which is by 6.6 per cent less than in the same period of 2020.
In December 2021, the number of dismissed employees amounted to 53.3 thousand and, against November 2021, increased by 9 thousand, the number of hired employees stood at 37.9 thousand, which was by 8.8 thousand less than in the previous month.
In December 2021, compared to December 2020, the number of hired employees increased by 29.4 per cent.
4.571 deaths of permanent residents of Lithuania were registered in November. The majority of them died from circulatory system diseases (2. 024 deaths, 44.3 per cent), COVID–19 (1.096 deaths, 24 per cent) and malignancies (655 deaths, 14.3 per cent).
At the beginning of 2022, there were 255,872 registered economic entities in Lithuania - by 5 thousand more than last year. Of these, only 113,516, or 44 per cent, are operating.
Against 2021, the number of operating economic entities increased most significantly in the construction sector - by 1,039 units, while decreased most notably in other service activities - by 166.
Over 2021, 13,767 new small and medium-sized enterprises were registered in Lithuania, which is by 1,937 more than in 2020, and even by 2,614 more than in 2019.
In 2021, 8,307 small and medium-sized enterprises were deregistered in Lithuania, the majority of which were private limited companies - 6,691 (81 per cent). Companies that have been deregistered in the recent years were registered on average 20 years ago. The minimum duration of the company is 36 days.
In III quarter 2021, the general government surplus amounted to EUR 93.1 million.
In January 2022 the minimum monthly wage is EUR 730, the minimum hourly pay – EUR 4.47.
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