Latvia - Change in Inventories

Latvia: Change in Inventories

Mnemonic CIVT.ILVA
Unit Ths. EUR, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 157.68 %
Data 2022 Q4 -163,097
2022 Q3 282,778

Series Information

Source Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
Release Gross domestic product — quarterly data
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1995
End Date 12/31/2022

Latvia: Business

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Capacity Utilization 2023 Q1 72.6 73.3 %, SA Quarterly
Business Confidence Feb 2023 -6.8 -7.4 SA Monthly
Industrial Production Jan 2023 116.2 120.11 Vol. Index 2015=100, SA Monthly
Change in Inventories 2022 Q4 -163,097 282,778 Ths. EUR, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

For Lavia, the quarterly national accounts, including the detailed expenditure (use of GDP), output (gross value by industry) and income approaches (a.k.a. GDP(E), GDP(O) and GDP(I), respectively).

Data Buffet carries the active definition (ESA 2010 framework, NACE Rev. 2 activity classification, euros) and several prior definitions.

Quarterly national accounts


  • Framework: ESA 2010 
  • Classification: NACE Rev. 2
  • Measurements: 
    • Thousands of euros at chained year-2015 prices (Ths. Ch. 2015 EUR)
    • At previous year's prices (Ths. prv. yr. EUR)
    • At current prices (Ths. EUR)
  • Adjustments:
    • Calendar day adjusted (CDA)
    • Seasonally adjusted (SA) 
    • Not seasonally unadjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: Uniformly 1995Q1
  • Geo coverage: Country 


  • At 2010 prices - 1995Q1 to 2019Q2 ("_10")
  • ESA 95 - 1995Q1 to 2014Q1 ("_E95")
  • ESA 95, annual - 2005 to 2011 ("_E95")
  • LVL at 2010 prices - 1995Q1 to 2013Q3 ("_13")
  • LVL at 2000 prices - 1995Q1 to 2013Q2 ("_00")
  • LVL at 2000 prices, NACE Rev. 1.1 - 1995 to 2011 ("11")

Annual regional accounts

The source writes:

Gross domestic product (GDP) represents the total value of final products and services produced within the country’s territory during a year. GDP can be calculated on the basis of data on domestic production, expenditure and income at current and constant prices.

The main components of the gross domestic product are the output of goods and services, that is, the value of production, intermediate consumption representing production costs and value added constituting about 45% of the output.

The income approach of GDP consists of the compensation of employees, taxes on production and imports, subsidies and incomes that at first remain at the disposal of the entrepreneur (profit and mixed income).

From the expenditure approach, GDP shows information on the use of goods and services for final consumption, that is, the use that cannot be related to production costs. Final consumption is generated by consumption expenditure of the population and current expenditures of general government.

The GDP expenditure also includes enterprise inventories for the next periods (gross capital formation), as well as difference between exported and imported goods and services.

Regional gross value added (GVA) is the evaluation of the economic activity of a unit of production (institution) in a region. In terms of money VA is expressed as the difference in value between the output of goods and services and intermediate consumption at current prices of the respective year.

Intermediate consumption represents the value of purchased goods and services that are used up in production (economic activity).

Source of Data

Information is drawn from the following sources of data:

  • surveys of enterprises and institutions
  • Labour Force Survey
  • data from the Budget, the Treasury, the State Revenue Service, the Bank of Latvia and the Financial and Market Commission
  • Household Budget Survey

Methods of Calculation

Data on the production and expenditure of the gross domestic product may be calculated both at current prices (accounting and calculation are made at the same prices that exist in the defined period) and at constant prices where previous calendar year is used as calculation basis and “annual average method” is used for calculations, i.e., current quarter is calculated at average prices of previous year. Absolute values of indicators at constant prices are published at average prices of 2000, but dynamics – in form of chain indices.

Seasonally adjusted and working day adjusted GDP indices are published in breakdown by quarters. The users must take into account that adding data of new period previous timeseries are also recalculated.

GDP from income approach is calculated only at current prices.

Data on value added at current prices at NACE 2 two digit level are available in breakdown by years.

Gross domestic product from the production approach is the sum of gross value added obtained by subtracting intermediate consumption from the value of goods and services. Intermediate consumption comprises the value of purchased goods and services used up in production. Taxes on products added to gross value added are those, which are payable per unit of some good and service, produced and transacted (value added or turnover tax, customs and excise taxes).

The tables related to gross domestic product from the expenditure side show final consumption expenditure according to the principle of costs, that is, the general government expenditure includes all budget-financed expenses including those that ensure the provision of non-market services to the population (for example, education or health care). Private final consumption expenditure includes only those consumer goods and services that have been paid for by private persons on own account or were produced by their own efforts.

From the income approach gross domestic product is generated from: compensation of employees, taxes on production and income that initially remain at the disposal of the entrepreneur – gross operating surplus and mixed income. Profit is the basic element of gross operating surplus. Gross mixed income of households consists not only of the profit made by the enterprise owner as an entrepreneur but also includes implicit labour remuneration for the owner’s and his family members` work that cannot be separated from profit.

Gross national income is derived from the gross domestic product plus property income and compensation of employees minus property income and compensation of employees paid to other countries.


  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Communities
  • Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community NACE 2
  • Statistical Classification of Individual Consumption (COICOP)
  • Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG)
  • Classification of the Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (ATVK)


Annual data are published 24 months after the end of the respective period.

Moody's Analytics supplements

For the 2000- and 2010-price subsets, we constructed seasonally adjusted (SA) counterparts. We calculate intermediate aggregates as identities.

The published data are adjusted after the annual balancing of the System of National Accounts.

Further reading

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