List of companies of Latvia

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Location of Latvia

Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states.[1] It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, as well as a maritime border to the west alongside Sweden. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants[2] and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi).[3] The country has a temperate seasonal climate.[4]

Latvia is a democratic and developed country and member of the European Union, NATO, the Council of Europe, the United Nations, CBSS, the IMF, NB8, NIB, OECD, OSCE, and WTO. For 2014, Latvia was listed 46th on the Human Development Index and as a high income country on 1 July 2014.[5][6] It used the Latvian lats as its currency until it was replaced by the euro on 1 January 2014.[7]

For further information on the types of business entities in this country and their abbreviations, see "Business entities in Latvia".

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
ABLV Bank Financials Banks Riga 1993 Private bank
Aerodium Latvia Industrials General industrials Sigulda 2004[8] Wind tunnels
AirBaltic Consumer services Travel & leisure Riga 1995 National airline
Ave Line Industrials Industrial transportation Riga 2000 Shipping
Baltic Coal Terminal Industrials Industrial transportation Ventspils 2005 Terminal
Banka Baltija Financials Banks Riga 1993 Bank, defunct 1995
Bank of Latvia Financials Banks Riga 1992 Central bank
Bellaccord Electro Consumer services Media Riga 1931 Record label
Cēsu Alus Consumer goods Food & beverage Cēsis 1995 Brewery
Citadele Banka Financials Banks Riga 2010 Bank
Dartz Consumer goods Automobiles Riga 2008 Armored vehicles
Diena Consumer services Media Riga 1990 Daily newspaper
Double Coffee Consumer services Retail Riga 2002 Coffee chain
Elko Grupa Consumer goods Consumer electronics Riga 1993 Computers and electronics
Ford-Vairogs Consumer goods Automobiles Riga 1936 Automotive, defunct 1940
Forticom Technology Software Riga 1999 Defunct 2013
Grindeks Health care Pharmaceuticals Riga 1991 Pharmaceutical
Inversija Industrials Industrial transportation Riga 1991 Cargo airline. defunct 2012
Just5 Consumer goods Personal goods Riga 2008 Mobile phone designer
Laima Consumer goods Food & beverage Riga 1870 Confectionery
Lattelecom Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Riga 1992 Telecom and ISP
Latvenergo Utilities Electricity Riga 1958 Electrical utility
Latvian Mobile Telephone Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Riga 1992 GSM
Latvian Shipping Company Industrials Industrial transportation Riga 1940 Shipping
Latvijas Balzams Consumer goods Food & beverage Riga 1997 Beverages
Latvijas Gāze Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Riga 1991 Natural gas
Latvijas Krājbanka Financials Banks Riga 1924 Bank, defunct 2011
Microphone Records Consumer services Media Riga 1993 Record label
Norvik Banka Financials Banks Riga 1992 Bank
Olainfarm Health care Pharmaceuticals Olaine 1972 Pharmaceutical
Parex Bank Financials Banks Riga 1992 Bank
PrivatBank Latvia Financials Banks Riga 2007 Bank, part of PrivatBank (Ukraine)
RAF-Avia Consumer services Travel & leisure Riga 1990 Airline
Rietumu Banka Financials Banks Riga 1992 Bank
Riga Autobus Factory Consumer goods Automobiles Riga 1949 Vehicles, defunct 1998
Rigatta Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Riga 2005 Telecommunications
Rimi Baltic Consumer services Retail Riga 2004 General retail and supermarkets
Russo-Balt Consumer goods Automobiles Riga 1874 Automobiles, defunct 1923
SAF Tehnika Technology Telecommunications equipment Riga 1999 Microwave data equipment
SEB Unibanka Financials Banks Riga 1993[9] Bank
Sereal Consumer goods Leisure goods Riga 2011 Trading cards and stickers
SmartLynx Airlines Consumer services Travel & leisure Mārupe 1993 Airline
VEF Consumer goods Household goods Riga 1919 Electronics, defunct 1999

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Composition of macro geographical (continental) regions, geographical sub-regions, and selected economic and other groupings". United Nations. Retrieved 9 November 2008. 
  2. ^ Population – Key Indicators | Latvijas statistika
  3. ^ "Latvia in Brief". Latvian Institute. 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Weather information in Latvia". 14 March 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Latvia – Country Profile: Human Development Indicators". United Nations. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Latvia". World Bank. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "EU and euro". Bank of Latvia. Archived from the original on 25 April 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  8. ^ The guys that make us fly |
  9. ^ SEB Banka, AS: Private Company Information - Bloomberg