Latvia

In-depth country-focused analysis on Latvia's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Latvia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Latvia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Latvia's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Latvia before your competitors.

Latvia Country Risk

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Core Views Latvia's economic recovery will continue into 2014 and beyond, although we emphasize that strong headline real GDP growth is largely a result of statistical base effects. We see growing...

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Latvia Industry Coverage (11)

Autos

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BMI forecasts a 1.4% drop in total vehicle sales in 2013, despite an expected uptick in the passenger car segment, on the back of our bearish outlook for commercial vehicles (CVs). In 2014, we...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: We remain relatively sanguine about the near-t erm consumer outlook in Latvia and believe that the improving economic outlook could entice back some of the estimated 12% of the...

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Freight Transport

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We retain our reasonably positive outlook towards Latvia's external accounts. While some longer-term challenges do remain in play, Latvia's current account deficit remains one of the smallest in the...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: Although economic fundamentals in Latvia remain fairly supportive, we see only modest opportunities for growth in the country's construction sector. We anticipate industry growth...

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Insurance

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BMI View : The life segment, despite being smaller than the non-life segment and facing the challenge of low affordability at present, will outperform over the coming years as it grows from a low...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Latvian medical device market is expec ted to increase by a C AGR of 4.0 % in US dollar terms over the 201 3-2018 period, reaching US$182.3mn, or US$91 per capita....

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View:   Latvia's macroeconomic environment continues to improve at the same time as smooth transitions to a new currency and new Prime Minister. Market growth forecasts are strong although...

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Shipping

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The port of Riga, which holds the top position in Latvia's maritime sector in terms of both total tonnage and container throughput, is set to post growth in 2014, with increases forecast both in...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : Latvia slipped several places down BMI 's Risk/Rewards Ratings table for the Central and Eastern European telecommunications sector. There are numerous reasons for this, but the most...

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Tourism

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BMI View: We believe that although Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will remain less successful than many of their Central and E astern European peers, the se Baltic countries will see a...

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