According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia the overall retail trade turnover in food products in country in 2011 increased by 1.3% compared to 2010 (at constant prices) - the first positive dynamics of that index since 2008.
Some macro economic indicators may help to understand the market environment in 2010 (source CSB of Latvia):
GDP = -0.3% compared with previous year
Retail sales turnover = - 2.2% (-5.3% for foodstuff)
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