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In the early years of the 21st Century

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In Lithuania, extreme weather events can have significant impacts. In January 2023, Lithuania experienced unusually warm weather, breaking records for the warmest January day ever recorded. The temperature reached 16.4°C, surpassing the previous record by 4.5°C. – adapted from Microsoft BING Copilot

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The World Factbook - Lithuania

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

[accessed 1 January 2021]

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[accessed 6 January 2021]

Lithuania’s ongoing recovery hinges on improving the business environment, especially by liberalizing labor laws, and improving competitiveness and export growth, the latter hampered by economic slowdowns in the EU and Russia. In addition, a steady outflow of young and highly educated people is causing a shortage of skilled labor, which, combined with a rapidly aging population, could stress public finances and constrain long-term growth.

GDP - per capita (PPP): $32,400 (2017 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 9.1%

industry: 25.2%

services: 65.8% (2015 est.)

Unemployment rate: 17.1% (2015 est.)

Population below poverty line: 22.2% (2015 est.)

Maternal mortality rate: 5 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 3.8 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.5 years

Drinking water source: improved: total: 97.5% of population

Physicians density: 4.83 physicians/1,000 population (2017)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 95.5% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 100% (2016)

The Borgen Project - Lithuania

[accessed 16 February 2021]

The Borgen Project works with U.S. leaders to utilize the United States’ platform behind efforts toward improving living conditions for the world’s poor.  It is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  It believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. From ending segregation to providing women with the right to vote, nearly every wrong ever righted in history was achieved through advocacy. The Borgen Project addresses the big picture, operating at the political level advancing policies and programs that improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.

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Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 1 January 2021]

Until 1940, Lithuania's economy was primarily agricultural, mainly in the form of dairy farms and livestock raising. The main industries are machine building and metalworking, although light industry and food processing are also well developed. Like the other Baltic states, Lithuania has few natural resources, primarily peat and amber.

Due to modernization that occurred during Soviet dominance, Lithuania built up a large, if somewhat inefficient, industrial sector that in 2001 accounted for 32% of the country's economy.

The service sector is 61% while agriculture accounts for about 13% of the economy.

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