Posts tagged as consumption

Gas tariffs reduced from July 1

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

As of July 1, 2020, new natural gas tariffs will be introduced for households, reducing the tariff by 6.7% to 10.8%, depending on household’s yearly consumption, “Latvijas gāze” (Latvian gas) said in a media statement on June 10. These tariffs would be the lowest in 12 years – since October 2008. Tariffs are reduced in accordance with global price declines. The approved tariffs foresee a fall by 6.7% in natural…

Alcohol consumption inches down in Lithuania – statistics office

Friday, May 29, 2020

Average Lithuanian consumed 11.1 litres of pure alcohol last year, according to preliminary figures from the country’s statistics office, slightly down from the year before. The figures released by Statistics Lithuania on Friday include only legally-sold alcohol per population aged 15 and above. In 2018, the average alcohol consumption was 11.2 litres. Lithuania’s retailers and caterers sold 29 million litres of spirits (vodka, whiskey, brandy, etc.) last year, down by…

Cigarettes contraband levels in Latvia remain the highest among EU member states

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Latvia remains the unfortunate leader among EU member states in terms of cigarette contraband – 21.1% of the total amount, according to data from a survey performed by KPMG last year. «With that, Latvia’s annual losses from unpaid taxes because of cigarette contraband reach approximately EUR 59 million. Although cigarette contraband volumes have declined 1.5% compared to 2016, Latvia remains the only country in the European Union with cigarette contraband…

Lithuania remains dependent on imported energy

Monday, June 18, 2018

Lithuania last year used more domestically generated energy, but remained dependent on imports, the country’s statistics office said. Lithuania’s energy dependence rate last year declined by 2.4 percent to 72.9 percent, but was still well above the EU average, which stood at 53.6 percent in 2016. Electricity demand in Lithuania last year rose by 2.6 percent to 12.9 billion kilowatt-hours. The country imported almost two-thirds of its electricity and produced…

2% less cigarettes were released for consumption in Latvia in Q1 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, a total of 407.655 million cigarettes were released for consumption in Latvia, which is 8.217 million cigarettes or 2% less when compared to the same period of 2017, according to information from the State Revenue Service. In the first three months, a total of 7.83 million cigars and cigarillos were released for consumption in Latvia, which is 29.7% less when compared to the same…