This Survey is published under the responsibility of the Economic and Development Review Committee of the OECD, which is charged with the examination of the economic situation of member countries.

The economic situation and policies of Latvia were reviewed by the Committee on 8 April 2019. The draft report was then revised in the light of the discussions and given final approval as the agreed report of the whole Committee on 9 May 2019.

The Secretariat’s draft report was prepared for the Committee by Naomitsu Yashiro and Caroline Klein under the supervision of Nicola Brandt. The Survey also benefitted from consultancy work by Olga Rastrigina and Ania Thiemann and joint research with Konstantīns Beņkovskis and Oļegs Tkačevs. Statistical research assistance was provided by Corinne Chanteloup and editorial support was provided by Elisabetta Pilati.

The previous Survey of Latvia was issued in September 2017.

Information about the latest as well as previous Surveys and more information about how Surveys are prepared is available at

Basic Statistics of Latvia, 2018
(Numbers in parenthesis refer to the OECD average)a
Basic Statistics of Latvia, 2018

Better life index:

a. Where the OECD aggregate is not provided in the source database, a simple OECD average of latest available data is calculated where data exist for at least 29 member countries.

Source: Calculations based on data extracted from the databases of the following organisations: OECD, International Energy Agency, International Monetary Fund.

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