The Statistical Council is an advisory body the purpose of which is to develop the system of official statistics by providing recommendations to statistical institutions, as well as facilitating cooperation between statistical institutions, respondents and users of statistics.

The Statistical Council acts according to its by-laws (only in Latvian). The by-laws and members of the Statistical Council are approved by the Minister for Economics. The term of office of the members of the Statistical Council is four years. Members of the Statistical Council may be repeatedly approved for work in the Council.

The functions of the secretariat of the Statistics Council are carried out by the Central Statistical Bureau: Lāčplēša iela 1, Riga. Phone: +371 67366642, e-mail:


According to order No. 11 of the Minister of Economics of 25 January 2016, the Statistics Council consists of the following members:

Chair of the Council
Aija Žīgure, President of the Central Statistical Bureau
Members of the Council
Agris Caune, Head of the Statistics Department of the Bank of Latvia
Inese Olafsone, Latvijas Darba devēju konfederācijas Tautsaimniecības eksperte
Juris Krūmiņš, Adviser on National Economy of the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia
Zigmārs Ķikāns, Director of the Market and Direct Support Department of the Ministry of Agriculture
Lauris Linabergs, Senior Expert of the Second Supervisory Board of the Data State Inspectorate
Aino Salmiņš, Adviser of the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments
Jānis Salmiņš, Director of the Economic Structural Department of the Ministry of Economics
Solveiga Siliņa, Senior Expert of the Social Policy Planning and Development Department of the Ministry of Welfare
Biruta Sloka,President of the Latvian Association of Statisticians, Professor of the University of Latvia
Rudīte Vesere, Director of the Environmental Protection Department of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
Vladislavs Vesperis, Deputy Head of the Cross-Sectoral Coordination Centre, Head of the Development Supervision and Assessment Division
Katrīna Zariņa, Director of the Policy Department of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry