Statistics Latvia

Name of country Republic of Latvia
Country code LV
Size of area 64,573 km2
Population (at the beginning of 2013) 2.024 million
Capital city Riga
Ethnic composition (beginning of 2013) 61.1 % Latvian, 26.2 % Russian, 3.5 % Belarusian, 2.3 % Ukrainian, 2.2 % Polish, 1.3 % Lithuanian, 3.4 % other nationalities
Language Latvian (official); Russian, English and German are also widely spoken
Political system Republic, parliamentary democracy
Head of state President (Mr) Andris Bērziņš (elected in 2011 by Parliament for a four-year term)
Head of government Prime Minister (Mrs) Laimdota Straujuma
Membership in international organizations Member of NATO since 2004
Member of WTO since 1998
Member of EU since 2004
Economic indicators
GDP (2013)
GDP (2012)
EUR 23.315 billion
EUR 22.083 billion
Growth of GDP (2013)
Growth of GDP (2012)
4.1 %
5.2 %
GDP per capita (2013)
GDP per capita (2012)
EUR 11,575
EUR 10,859
Inflation Rate (2013) 0.0 %
Rate of Wage Growth (2013) 4.6 %
Exports of goods and services (2013) EUR 13.77 billion
Imports of goods and services (2013) EUR 14.21 billion
Accumulated FDI (2013) EUR 11.472 billion
Accumulated FDI per capita (2013) EUR 5,668
Currency Euro (EUR)