Based on provisional data, as of 1 January 2024, the number of cattle grown in the country stood at 619.5 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 3.5 per cent), that of dairy cows – 213.4 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 4.8 per cent), that of pigs – 487.8 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 5.7 per cent), that of sheep – 128.9 thousand (a year-on-year decrease of 4.95 per cent).

In IV quarter 2023, investments in long-term tangible assets in the country amounted to EUR 3.7 billion and, compared to IV quarter 2022, increased by 18.4 per cent at constant prices.



In IV quarter 2023, accommodation establishments accommodated 823.9 thousand tourists, which is almost the same as in the same period of 2022 (by 0.1 per cent more).

At the end of IV quarter 2023, there were 25.9 thousand job vacancies for employees, which is by 2.2 thousand (8 per cent) less than in III quarter 2023, but by 3.1 thousand (13.8 per cent) more than a year ago.




In 2023, 7,905 fires were recorded in our country, against 2022, the number of fires decreased by 505 (6.9 per cent).
In 2023, 100 people died in fires. Compared to 2022, the number of victims who lost their lives in the fires increased by 38.9 per cent (in 2022, 72 people died in fires).

2024-02-15 Changes in prices calculated based on harmonised index of consumer prices In January 2024, according to the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP), which is methodologically harmonised with those of other EU member states, the calculated: average annual inflation stood at 7.3 per cent, average annual inflation calculated based on the consumer price index (CPI) – at 7.6 per cent; annual inflation (January 2024, against January 2023) stood at 1.1 per cent, the CPI-based one – 0.7 per cent. Annual inflation calculated based on the HICP was mainly influenced by an increase in prices for pharmaceutical products, services of restaurants, cafés and the like, meat and meat products, cars, tobacco, maintenance and repair of personal transport equipment, canteens, as well as by a decrease in prices for electricity, heat energy, fuels and lubricants, solid fuels. change in prices for consumer goods and services in January 2024, compared to December 2023, stood at 0.1 per cent, the CPI-based one – at 0.3 per cent.
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