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Labour market situation, September 2018: overview
Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on non-final data obtained from customs declarations, Intrastat reporting and VAT returns data, exports in August 2018 amounted to EUR 2.54 billion, imports – EUR 2.69 billion. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin amounted to EUR 1.57 billion. The foreign trade deficit of Lithuania amounted to EUR 0.15 billion.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in September 2018, average annual inflation calculated based on the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP), which is methodologically harmonised with those of other EU member states, stood at 3 per cent and was by 0.1 percentage point lower than that calculated based on the consumer price index (CPI).
Statistics Lithuania informs that in September 2018, against August, prices for the total industrial production sold increased by 0.5 per cent, refined petroleum products excluded – 0.2 per cent.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in September 2018, against August, prices for consumer goods and services increased by 1.3 per cent. This was mainly influenced by an increase in prices for vegetables, clothing, footwear, heat energy, as well as by a decrease in prices for passenger transport by air and package holidays.
Statistics Lithuania informs that according to the non-final data on gross value added and employment, in 2017, the value added per hour actually worked in the whole economy amounted to, on average, EUR 15.2 at current prices.
The Bank of Lithuania and Statistics Lithuania announce that in II quarter 2018, exports of services amounted to EUR 2.5 billion, imports – EUR 1.5 billion.
Lietuvos statistikos departamentas ir Lietuvos Respublikos socialinės apsaugos ir darbo ministerija pradėjo skaičiuoti ir skelbti absoliutaus skurdo rodiklius.