Économie de la Léttonie en un coup d’œil

Economic Forecast Summary (May 2021)

Output in the Latvian economy is projected to increase by 3.2% in 2021 and 5.6% in 2022. Private consumption will rebound starting from the second half of 2021, fuelled by pent-up demand and by rising
consumer confidence. Exports have been resilient and will remain strong. Investment will rise due to improving economic sentiment and sizeable EU funds. Inflation may increase temporarily as a result of higher food and energy prices and the increase in minimum wages. Still, core inflation should remain subdued, gradually increasing towards 2%. The lagging vaccine rollout risks delaying the recovery.


Reform Priorities (April 2021)

Going for Growth 2021 - Latvia

Bolstering the social safety net should become the top priority. The European Recovery and Resilience Mechanism and low interest rates offer a unique opportunity not only to mitigate the immediate consequences of the pandemic but also to enhance green and digital transition. Such investments should be complemented by measures that improve skills and facilitate the reallocation of labour and capital.

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2021 Structural Reform Priorities

  • Social protection: Bolster the social safety net
  • Labour market: Increase the responsiveness of education and training to labour market needs
  • Infrastructure: Strengthen infrastructure while prioritising green investments and digital technology uptake
  • Housing: Improve access to good-quality housing
  • Tax system: Increase the effectiveness of the tax system


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Policy actions for affordable housing in Latvia (June 2020)

Housing affordability and quality are pressing challenges in Latvia. While Latvian households spend, on average, less on housing than their OECD peers, many are stuck in poor quality housing. Residential investment has stagnated since 2008, and the housing stock has been insufficiently maintained. In the face of these challenges, public support for housing is limited and an underdeveloped rental market further limits affordable housing alternatives. This report provides an in-depth assessment of housing affordability challenges and identifies policy actions to address them. The report is the result of the work of an interdisciplinary team bringing together the Economics Department and the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. The report contributes to the cross-cutting OECD Horizontal Project on Housing. 


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Étude économique de la Lettonie (mai 2019)

La croissance économique est forte et la convergence des revenus se poursuit, quoique à un rythme plus lent qu'avant 2008. Le marché du travail est tendu, étant donné que le taux de chômage a chuté à son plus bas niveau depuis dix ans et que le nombre d'emplois vacants augmente rapidement. La croissance des salaires est forte, soutenant le pouvoir d'achat des ménages. Malgré la hausse des coûts de main-d'œuvre, les exportateurs lettons sont restés compétitifs et ont gagné des parts de marché. La situation macroéconomique semble globalement équilibrée, l'inflation, la dette publique et le déficit étant maîtrisés. Les marchés de capitaux semblent stables, étayés par une politique macroprudentielle judicieuse.