Labour market situation, December 2018: overview
Statistics Lithuania informs that based on provisional data, as of 1 January 2019, the resident population of Lithuania totalled 2 million 794 thousand. Over 2018, the resident population declined by 14.9 thousand (0.5 per cent), over 2017 – by 39 thousand (1.4 per cent).
Statistics Lithuania informs that in December 2018, against November, prices for the total industrial production sold decreased by 2.5 per cent, refined petroleum products excluded – 0.4 per cent. The overall price change was influenced by a decrease in prices for refined petroleum products, chemicals and chemical products, beverages, as well as by an increase in prices for food products.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in December 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 2.5 per cent and was by 0.2 percentage point lower than that calculated based on the consumer price index (CPI).
Statistics Lithuania informs that, based on non-final data obtained from customs declarations, Intrastat reporting and VAT returns data, exports in November 2018 amounted to EUR 2.65 billion, imports – EUR 2.79 billion. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin amounted to EUR 1.59 billion. The foreign trade deficit of Lithuania amounted to EUR 0.14 billion.
Statistics Lithuania informs that in December 2018, against November, prices for consumer goods and services decreased by 0.6 per cent. This was mainly influenced by a decrease in prices for fuels, spirits, clothing and footwear, and an increase in prices for passenger transport by air, heat energy, vegetables, coffee, tea and cocoa.
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Statistics Lithuania informs that in December 2018, the economic sentiment indicator stood at 4 and, against November, decreased by 1 percentage point. The retail trade confidence indicator decreased by 4, construction – 2, consumer and services – 1 percentage point. The industrial confidence indicator remained unchanged.
The Bank of Lithuania and Statistics Lithuania announce that in III quarter 2018, exports of services amounted to EUR 2.7 billion, imports – EUR 1.5 billion.
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