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In December 2019, based on provisional data, industrial production totalled EUR 1.9 billion at current prices and, compared to November, seasonally and calendar adjusted, decreased by 1.9 per cent at constant prices (unadjusted – 7.1 per cent).
Statistics Lithuania informs that based on provisional data, as of 1 January 2020, the resident population of Lithuania totalled 2 million 794.3 thousand. Over 2019, the resident population increased by 145.
Labour market situation, December 2019: overview
Statistics Lithuania informs that in December 2019, against November, prices for the total industrial production sold increased by 1 per cent, refined petroleum products excluded – 0.2 per cent. The overall price change was mainly influenced by an increase in prices for refined petroleum products as well as by a decrease in prices for other non-metallic mineral products.
In December 2019, 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 2.2 per cent and was by 0.1 percentage points lower than that calculated based on the consumer price index (CPI).
In December 2019, against November 2019, prices for consumer goods and services increased by 0.3 per cent. This was mainly influenced by an increase in prices for passenger transport by air, heat energy, package holidays, culture services, fuels and lubricants, fruit, as well as a decrease in prices for clothing and footwear, vegetables, spirits, sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery.
In November 2019, exports amounted to EUR 2.55 billion, imports – EUR 2.64 billion. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin amounted to EUR 1.52 billion. The foreign trade deficit of Lithuania amounted to EUR 81.9 million.
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