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Latvia:

 
     
 

1.      Overview:

a.       Total Area: 64,589 sq. km.

b.      Total Population: 2,183,443 (July 2013 est.)

                                                               i.      Agricultural labour force – 8.8%

                                                             ii.      Total labour force – 1.012 million (2012 est.)

 

c.       GDP:  $37.88 billion (2012 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: 5.6% (2012 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita:  $18,600 (2012 est.)

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                                                               i.      Agriculture: 5.1%

                                                             ii.      Industry: 25.2%

                                                            iii.      Services: 79.6%

g.       Investment (gross fixed): 23% of GDP (2012 est.)

h.      Unemployment rate: 14.3% (2012 est.)

i.        People under poverty line: N.A.

j.        Industries: Processed foods, processed wood products, textiles, processed metals, pharmaceuticals, railroad cars, synthetic fibers, electronics

k.       Industrial production growth rate: 7.8% (2012 est.)

         Trade:

a.       Total Exports:  $12.49 billion (2012 est.)

b.      Exports commodities:  Food products, wood and wood products, metals, machinery and equipment, textiles

c.       Export partners: Russia 18.3%, Lithuania 15%, Estonia 12%, Germany 7.2%, Sweden 4.8%, Poland 5.6% (2012)

d.      Total Import:  $16.08 billion (2012 est.)

e.      Imports commodities:  Machinery and equipment, consumer goods, chemicals, fuels, vehicles

f.        Import partners: Lithuania 18.9%, Germany 11.5%, Russia 9.3%, Poland 8.1%, Estonia 7.5%, Italy 4.6%, Finland 4.4% (2012)

g.       CO2 emissions (MT/ capita):  2.95

       Climate, Land & Agriculture:

a.       Climate: Maritime; wet, moderate winters

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 18 390 sq. km.

c.       Land Use:

                                                               i.      Arable land: 17.96%

                                                             ii.      Permanent crops: 0.11%

                                                            iii.      Irrigated land: 8.3 sq km

                                                           iv.      Other: 81.93%

d.      Major Agricultural commodities:  Grain, rapeseed, potatoes, vegetables; pork, poultry, milk, eggs; fish

    Major Industrial Activities where jute can be used:

Processed foods, forestry and woodworking, textile and clothing, pulp & paper and furniture

 Environmental information & data:

Environment - current issues:

Latvia's environment has benefited from a shift to service industries after the country regained independence; the main environmental priorities are improvement of drinking water quality and sewage system, household, and hazardous waste management, as well as reduction of air pollution; in 2001, Latvia closed the EU accession negotiation chapter on environment committing to full enforcement of EU environmental directives by 2010

    Jute Statistics:

Import quantity of jute and bast fibre by Latvia in recent years:

Year

Quantity

2011

0

2010

01

2009

08

2008

05

2007

01

 

    Any special information which is related to jute:

Major export commodities by Latvia in 2011: Quantity: tonnes

Commodities

2011

Wheat

468663

Cow milk, whole, fresh

213738

Rapeseed

171108

Barley

132166

Import quantity of flax fibre and tow by Latvia in recent years:

Year

Quantity (tonnes)

2011

1299

2010

1224

2009

1330

2008

889

2007

666

Export quantity of flax fibre and tow by Latvia in recent years:

Year

Quantity (tonnes)

2011

3

2010

197

2009

394

2008

11

2007

27

 

Associate Members: N/A 

 Flax Industries and Traders:

1

Iecavnieks&Co Ltd

Contact Person: Mr. Intars Galitis

Product: Flax seed

Telephone: 371-26-445994

Address: 'Iecavnieki'

Zip: LV3913

Country/Region: Latvia

Province/State: Iecavas novads

Website: http://www.iecavnieks.lv

 

2

Linu Fabrika ltd

Contact person: Mr. Janis Kolomensky

Product: Flax linen

Telephone: 371-277-21252

Address: Lilijas 20a-70

Zip: LV-1007

Country/Region: Latvia

Province/State: Riga's

City: Riga

Website: http://www.alibaba.com/member/lv1013865283.html

 

3

GLS Holding

Contact Person: Mr. Gleb Tsentner

Product: Flax seed, Linen seed

Telephone: 371-2-9210052

Fax: 371-6-7872781

Address: 119 Lielvardes Str. , apt. 1

Zip: LV-1084

Country/Region: Latvia

City: Riga

Website: http://www.alibaba.com/member/lv1014259027.html

 

4

FITO FABRIKA SIA

Contact Person: Mr. Andrejs Ferubko

Product: Flax seed

Telephone: 371-6-7272845

Fax: 371

Address: Kr. Barona 88 / 2-252

Zip: 1001

Country/Region: Latvia

City: Riga

Website: http://www.fito-fabrika.eu

 

     Govt Dept./Ministries may deal with jute:

  Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development  
dir.yahoo.com/.../Ministry_of_Environmental_Protection_and_Regional_Development___Vides_Aizsardzibas...

  Ministry of Agriculture - Zemkopibas Ministrija
www.zm.gov.lv

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Arlietu Ministrija
www.mfa.gov.lv

IJO and IJSG Collaboration:

  Latvia is one of the present member countries of IJSG from the EU.

Sources:

http://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=d5bncppjof8f9_&met_y=en_atm_co2e_pc&idim=country:LVA&dl=en&hl=en&q=co2%20emission%20per%20capita%20latvia

http://en.worldstat.info/Europe/Latvia/Land

http://www.latvia-usa.org/latin2.html

http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/Latvia/Government/Ministries/

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html

http://faostat.fao.org/site/666/default.aspx

http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch/LV/flax.html

 

 
 

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