Earnings

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


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Crimes recorded in the domestic environment

Based on the data provided by the Prison Department under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania, in 2019, the number of persons, convicted for domestic violence, who attended the violent behaviour changing programme, totalled 2,112  (in 2018, 1,793).

In 2019, 2,536 persons (in 2018, 2,117), convicted for domestic violence, were appointed to participate in the violent behaviour changing programme.


Migration

Based on the Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, in 2019, asylum in the Republic of Lithuania was granted for 45 children who came with their parents or other legitimate representatives.

978 children received permits or changed permits for temporary residence in the Republic of Lithuania, 225 – permits for permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania, 195 – permits or changed permits for temporary residence in the Republic of Lithuania for educational purposes.


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Education

Based on the data of the National Agency for Education, in 2019, the number of children who participated in the non-formal education programmes amounted to 51.1 thousand, and in the circles complementing formal education, the registered number of children attending these circles totalled 59.6 thousand, which is by 3 thousand more than in 2018.

In 2019, the majority of children attended sports and music circles (36 thousand and 29.7 thousand respectively).

12.9 thousand children (1,090 more than in 2018) chose art circles, 4,192 children (943 more) –  technical creation activities, 984 children (574 more) – information technology courses.


Mortality

In 2019, 38.3 thousand deaths were registered. Against 2018, the number of deaths decreased by 1,293, or 3.3 per cent.

In 2019, deaths of persons aged 65 and older accounted for 77 per cent (66 per cent of all deaths among men and 87.4 per cent of all deaths among women), 22.6 per cent of all deaths were deaths of persons aged 15–64 (33.6 per cent of all deaths among men and 12.3 per cent of all deaths among women).


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Energy

In January 2020, against January 2019, motor gasoline resources increased by 16.7 per cent, diesel fuel used for road transport decreased by 5.4 per cent, liquefied petroleum gas and crude oil resources –  by 4.7 and 31 per cent respectively.

Electrical energy resources decreased by 3.9 per cent, natural gas resources – by 9.2 per cent.


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Purchase prices of agricultural products

In February 2020, against February 2019, purchase prices of agricultural products decreased by 0.2 per cent.  

Purchase prices of plant products decreased by 4.8 per cent, animals and livestock products – increased by 6.9 per cent.


Illegal juvenile work

As of the data of the State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, in 2019,  the number of illegally (unlawfully) employed persons under the age of 18 years amounted to 41, i.e. the number of illegally (unlawfully) employed minors accounted for 1.9 per cent of all illegally (unlawfully) employed persons.


Tourism

In January 2020, the number of nights spent in the accommodation establishments totalled 487.2 thousand (by 6.8 per cent more than a year ago), of which the number of nights spent by foreigners  totalled 233.2 thousand (by 6 per cent more).


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Transport and communications      

  • In February  2020, the number of passengers who arrived at or departed from airports totalled 446.7 thousand – that is by 8.5 per cent more than in the same period last year.

  • In February  2020, in Klaipėda National Port and Būtingė Oil Terminal, cargo load amounted to 4 million tonnes and, against the same period in 2019, decreased  by 18 per cent.

  • In February 2020, the number of road accidents involving persons, totalled 260, 8 people died and 309 people were injured.

  • The number of road accidents involving children totalled 32; 32 children were injured. 20 road accidents were caused by drink-driving, 1 person died and 25 people were injured.


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Asylum seekers

In January 2020, against December 2019, the number of asylum seekers decreased 4.5 times and amounted to 24.


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Marriages

In 2019, the number of recorded marriages totalled 19.5 thousand.

Against 2018, the number of marriages decreased by 232 (1 per cent).


Agricultural

In 2019, agricultural companies (enterprises) incurred EUR 5.9 million losses.


Financial indicators of enterprises

In IV quarter 2019, income of non-finanial enterprises1 from the sale of goods and services rendered totalled EUR 25.8 billion, or by 4.1 per cent higher than in the previous quarter and by 7 per cent higher than in IV quarter 2018.

In IV quarter 2019, pre-tax profit generated by non-finanial enterprises totalled EUR 1.7 billion or, against the previous quarter, decreased by 4.3 per cent, while against IV quarter 2018, increased by 35.4 per cent.

Based on provisional data 2019, income of non-finanial enterprises totalled EUR 96.7 billion and pre-tax profit amounted to EUR 6.5 billion. Against 2018, income increased by 8.5 per cent, profit – almost 10 per cent.


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Earnings

In IV quarter 2019, average gross monthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) totaled EUR 1,346.7 and, against III quarter 2019, increased by 3.1 per cent.

In IV quarter 2019, average net monthly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) amounted to EUR 851 and, compared to III quarter 2019, increased by 2.8 per cent.

In IV quarter 2019, against III quarter 2019, real earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises included) grew by 2.1 per cent.


Innovation activities of enterprises 

In 2016–2018, against 2014–2016, the proportion of innovative enterprises in Lithuania remained almost the same and accounted for 46.9 per cent of the total number of manufacturing and service enterprises (in 2014–2016, 46.6 per cent) having 10 and more employees.

41.6 per cent of all the enterprises introduced business process innovation, 27.6 per cent – product innovation, their proportion increased by 4.3 percentage points. 46 per cent of all the enterprises introduced technological innovation (product and (or) process), 20.1 per cent – non-technological innovation (organisational and (or) marketing).

In 2016–2018, 18 per cent of all the enterprises placed new goods on the market, 15.6 per cent – new services.

In 2016–2018, the majority of new or updated products were created by the enterprises themselves – 39.7 per cent of all the innovative enterprises. Technological process innovations were also created by the enterprises themselves – 57.9 per cent of all the innovative enterprises

In 2018, the turnover of innovative enterprises accounted for 67.1 per cent of the turnover of all the enterprises, and innovative enterprises, in 2018, employed 67.1 per cent of employees of all the enterprises.

In 2018, expenditure on innovation totalled EUR 1,074.9 million and, against 2016, it decreased by 13.8 per cent.

The biggest share of expenditure (61 per cent) was allocated for the acquisition of fixed assets – new machinery, installations and equipment, software, intellectual property rights, buildings.

The share of R&D expenditure for works carried out in the enterprise accounted for 18.4 per cent, and for works carried out not in the enterprise – 2.2 per cent of the total innovation expenditure.


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Demographic indicators

Based on provisional data, at the beginning of March 2020, 2 793.5 thousand resident population were living in Lithuania, which is by 858 less than at the beginning of the year.

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

  • The number of live births decreased by 411 babies (9.9 per cent) and stood at 3 731;
  • The number of deaths decreased by 756 (10.3 per cent) and stood 6 615;
  • The number of marriages increased by 304 couples and the number of divorces increased by 19 couples;
  • The number of residents who emigrated from Lithuania increased by 1 640 persons (33.4 per cent) and stood at 6 555;
  • The number of persons who immigrated to Lithuania increased by 3 252 persons (1.6 times) and stood at 8 581.

In February 2020, almost half (48 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 2019, against III quarter 2019, the average number of employees in the whole economy decreased by 4.2 thousand (0.3 per cent): in the public sector – increased by 3.3 thousand (0.9 per cent), while in the private sector – decreased by 7.5 thousand (0.8 per cent).


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Innovation activities of enterprises

In 2016–2018, economic entities accounted for 25.5 per cent of partners of all the enterprises that promoted and introduced innovations in the co-operation innovation activities, 11.4 per cent – other EU Member States, EFTA or EU associated countries, 5.4 per cent – economic entities of other countries in the world.

According to the 2016–2018 survey data, enterprises gave the best assessment to legislation related to environmental legislation: 27.2 per cent of innovators stated that such legislation stimulated innovation, 9 per cent – that it hampered to innovative activities.

In the second place, legislation related to product safety and consumer protection. 26.6 per cent of innovators considered such legal acts as stimulating innovation, 6 per cent – that it hampered to innovative activities.

Tax-related legislation hampered innovation activities mostly – 22.3 per cent of innovators stated this fact.


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Earnings

In IV quarter 2019, average gross hourly earnings in the whole economy (individual enterprises excluded) totalled EUR 8.27 and, against III quarter 2019, increased by 8 per cent: in the public sector, amounted to EUR 8.93 and increased by 11.5 per cent, in the private sector – EUR 7.97 and increased by 6.3 per cent.

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


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