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Latvia Government Consumption

Latvia Government Consumption

Government Consumption in Latvia

Latvia's economy recorded an average growth rate in government consumption of 2.8% in the decade leading to 2022, above the 1.5% average for the Euro Area. In 2022, Latvia's government consumption growth was 2.8%.

Latvia Government Consumption Chart

Note: This chart displays Government Consumption (ann. var. %) for Latvia from 2014 to 2023.
Source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

Latvia Government Consumption Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Government Consumption (ann. var. %) 1.7 5.6 2.1 3.5 2.8

GDP drops at a slower pace in Q4

GDP fell at a softer pace of 0.5% year on year in the fourth quarter, following the 0.7% decline posted in the third quarter. On a seasonally adjusted quarter-on-quarter basis, economic activity growth strengthened to 0.4% in Q4, up from the 0.2% rise logged in Q3. Q4’s reading marked the best result since Q4 2022.

According to preliminary estimates, the fourth quarter’s smaller contraction stemmed from a rebound in the producing sectors of the economy, which mitigated weaker services sector activity. Meanwhile, the external sector likely remained in the doldrums in Q4: The downturn in goods exports eased only slightly in October–November compared to Q3.

Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

How should you choose a forecaster if some are too optimistic while others are too pessimistic? FocusEconomics collects Latvian government consumption projections for the next ten years from a panel of 9 analysts at the leading national, regional and global forecast institutions. These projections are then validated by our in-house team of economists and data analysts and averaged to provide one Consensus Forecast you can rely on for each indicator. By averaging all forecasts, upside and downside forecasting errors tend to cancel each other out, leading to the most reliable government consumption forecast available for Latvian government consumption.

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