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Official language


T-Index ranks countries according to their potential for online sales.

Other languages
More than 80% of the country’s 3.8 m population speaks Lithuanian as their first language. Minority languages include Belarusian (1.5%), Polish (7.7%), Russian (8%). Others, most notably Ukrainian and Yiddish make up a further 2.1%. Russian 8.2%, Polish 5.8%

High proficiency (EF) – 19 of 112 countries/regions in the world- 17/35 position in Europe.


Capital: Vilnius
Currency: Euro
Population: 2,80 m
Population density: 45/km2


GDP: 66.45 USD (2020)
GDP per capita: 23,723.3 USD ‎(2020) ‎
Exports: $33.3 billion (2020)


Internet users: 88% penetration, 2.35 million
Unemployment rate: 7.1% (2021)
Urbanisation: 68.25% (2020)
Literacy: 100% (2020)


Numbering system
Arabic numerals and comma as decimal separator, space as thousands separator

Date format: yyyy-mm-dd
Time: 24h time system
Country code: 00370

Language data sources: Worldatlas/Britannica//EF/Wikipedia; Demography data sources: IMF/Worldometers; Conventions data source: Wikipedia; Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal; Statistics data sources: Datareportal/WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF/Culturalatlas/Commisceoglobal

Facts and data


$31.5 billion (2020).   Crude Petroleum ($1.6B), Cars ($1.17B), Packaged Medicaments ($1.01B), Broadcasting Equipment ($663M), and Refined Petroleum ($485M), importing mostly from Poland ($3.98B), Germany ($3.96B), Latvia ($2.47B), Russia ($2.4B), and Netherlands ($1.75B).

Financial inclusion factors (over 15 years of  age)
• 83% have an account with a financial institution
• 16% have a credit card
• 56% make online purchases

Ease of doing business
It is very easy to conduct business (rated 81.6 out of 100) ranked 8th out of 34 OECD high-income countries, and ranked 11th out of 190 countries worldwide (2022, World Bank).

Global Innovation Index
Ranked 25th out of 39 European countries, and 39th out of 132 worldwide.

The Global Innovation Index captures the innovation
ecosystem performance of 132 economies and tracks the most recent global innovation trends.

$33.3 billion (2020).  Refined Petroleum ($1.85B), Other Furniture ($1.61B), Wheat ($1.3B), Rolled Tobacco ($1.06B), and Laboratory Reagents ($1.05B), exporting mostly to Russia ($4.09B), Latvia ($2.95B), Germany ($2.58B), Poland ($2B), and the Netherlands ($1.79B).

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Economic freedom
‘Moderately free’ (rated 72.2 out of 100) ranked 14th

out of 43 European countries and ranked 20th out of 186 countries worldwide (2022, Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal).

Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal

Service Imports (2017)

Source: OEC

Service Exports (2017)

Source: OEC

Most complex products by PCI

Product Complexity Index measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters

Source: OEC

Most specialised products by RCA Index

Specialisation is measured using Revealed Comparative Advantage, an index that takes the ratio between Lithuania observed and expected exports in each product

Source: OEC

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product, the barchart show only products that Lithunia is not specialized in

Source: OEC


Media language

Information channels:
Lithuania’s private broadcasters compete with the public networks run by Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT). TV is the most popular medium and the sector includes digital terrestrial, cable and online outlets. The popularity of print media is on the wane, reflecting a global trend. Some former print titles have relocated online. Media ownership is concentrated among a small number of domestic and foreign companies. Although the media are free and operate independently of the state, anti-Western rhetoric from Russian media targeting the Baltic states has prompted tighter controls. Lithuania has imposed fines and rebroadcasting bans on some Russian TVs and 2015 legislation makes sanctions over “war propaganda” easier to impose. Around 1.4 million Lithuanians use Facebook. The BBC World Service broadcasts in Vilnius on 95.5 FM.

The press

Lietuvos Rytas – leading daily
Vakaro Zinios – tabloid daily
Kauno Diena – daily, based in second city Kaunas
Verslo Zinios – business daily
Veidas – political weekly


Lithuanian Radio and TV (LRT) – public, operates three networks
TV3 – national, commercial
LNK – national, commercial
BTV – national, commercial


Lithuanian Radio and TV (LRT) – public, operates three networks
M-1 – commercial, music and news
Lietus – commercial, music
Ziniu radijas – commercial, news/talk
Russkoye Radio – commercial, talk and music in Russian

News agency

ELTA (Lithuanian News Agency) – private
Baltic News Service (BNS) – private
15 min news portal
Delfi – news portal

Media data source: BBC

Internet Data

Internet users
88% penetration, 2.35 million

Share of web traffic by device
46.81% mobile phones, 51.95% computers (laptops and desktops), 1.23% tablet devices, others 0.01%

Median speed of mobile Internet connection
44.86 Mbps

Median speed of fixed Internet connection
80.55 Mbps

Mobile connection as a percentage of total population: 146%

Percentage of mobile connections that are broadband (3G-5G): 94.3%

Most popular web search engines
Google (95.81%), Bing (2.5%), Yandex (0.74%), Yahoo (0.49%), Duckduckgo (0.34%), Ecosia (0.04%)

Most used social media
Facebook (79.09%), Instagram (7.18%), Pinterest (5.79%), Twitter (3.67%), YouTube (3.12%), Reddit (0.71%)

Internet data sources: Datareportal/Statcounter

Social statistics

Life expectancy
75 yrs (2020)

Average age of the population
45.1 yrs (2020)

Health expenditure
7.01% of GDP

Graduates (tertiary education)
Tertiary attainment in Lithuania remains higher than in other OECD countries. In 2018, 42% of adults (25-64 year-olds) had attained tertiary education, 3 percentage points more than the OECD average. Attainment levels are much higher among younger generations: 56% of 25-34 year-olds are tertiary educated, 11 percentage points more than the OECD average. This rate increased by 14 percentage points between 2008 and 2018, a similar increase to the average across OECD countries

Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal

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Languages research

Dialects spoken in Lithuania


  • Sub-Dialect of Kretinga

  • Sub-Dialect of Telšiai

  • Sub-Dialect of Šiauliai

  • Sub-Dialect of Panevėžys

  • Sub-Dialect of Kupiškis

  • Sub-Dialect of Utena

  • Sub-Dialect of Anykščiai

  • Sub-Dialect of Vilnius

  • Dzūkian Sub-Dialect

  • Sub-Dialect of Širvintos

  • Sub-Dialect of Kaunas

  • Sub-Dialect of Klaipėda

  • Sub-Dialect of Varniai

  • Sub-Dialect of Raseiniai

  • Western Samogitian Sub-Dialect

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