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Latvian households pay for electricity less than the average in EU

In the first six months of 2017, the price of electricity and gas in Latvia was below the average in the European Union, according to Eurostat data.

The average electricity price for Latvian households was 15.9 EUR/kWh in the first half-year. Electricity price was below Latvia’s only in Bulgaria (9.6 EUR/kWh), Lithuania (11.2 EUR/kWh), Hungary (11.3 EUR/kWh), Romania (12 EUR/kWh), Croatia (12 EUR/kWh), Estonia (12.1 EUR/kWh), Malta (12.8 EUR/kWh), Czech Republic (14.4 EUR/kWh), Slovakia (14.4 EUR/kWh), Poland (14.6 EUR/kWh), Netherlands (15.6 EUR/kWh) and Finland (15.8 EUR/kWh).

The price for electricity for households was higher in Denmark and Germany (EUR 30.5 per 100 kWh), Belgium (EUR 28), Ireland (EUR 23.1) and Spain (EUR 23).

The average price of electricity in EU was EUR 22 per 100 kWh in the first half-year. In Eurozone it was EUR 22.4 per 100 kWh.

The average electricity price for households in EU was EUR 6.5 per 100 kWh in the first half of 2017. The price in Eurozone was EUR 5.8.

Latvian residents paid for gas EUR 3.8 per 100 kWh in the first half year. The price was even lower in Romania (EUR 3.2), Bulgaria (EUR 3.3), Hungary (EUR 3.5), Croatia (EUR 3.6) and Lithuania (EUR 3.7). Households in Estonia paid EUR 4.2 for gas.

Gas price among EU member states was the highest in Sweden (EUR 12.1), Denmark (EUR 8.1), Portugal (EUR 7.7) and Netherlands (EUR 7.6).

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