The biggest share of the gross domestic product of Estonia is continuously created in Harju county
In 2005, the GDP of Estonia per capita was 130,297 kroons, while the respective indicator of Harju county was 199,642 kroons or 153.2% of Estonian average. Harju county was followed by Tartu and Pärnu county, where GDP per capita was 118,227 and 99,845 kroons or 90.8% and 76.6% of Estonian average, respectively. The smallest GDP per capita in 2005 was in Jõgeva and Põlva counties, 56,710 and 59,346 kroons or 43.5% and 45.5% of Estonian average, respectively.
GDP per capita by county, 2004–2005
In 2005, 68.0% of the total value added was produced in the tertiary sector, 28.4% in the secondary and 3.6% in the primary sector.*
It is characteristic of Estonia that in the counties which share of the GDP in the country’s GDP is substantial (e.g., Harju, Tartu, Ida-Viru counties), the share of the primary sector is small. In the counties which share of the GDP in the country’s GDP is small (e.g., Jõgeva, Hiiu and Põlva counties), the primary sector has a relatively large share.
In 2005, 75.1% of the value added of Harju county was produced in the tertiary sector and only 1.1% in the primary sector. In Tartu county the tertiary sector accounted for 68.6% and the primary sector for 3.6%. In Ida-Viru county more than half (52.4%) of the value added was produced in the secondary sector. This reflects the important role of mining, electricity and manufacturing in the economic activity of the county. The share of the primary sector in Ida-Viru county was humble (1.7%).
The share of the primary sector in Hiiu, Jõgeva and Põlva counties was 21.5%, 21.0% and 17.1%, respectively.
The share of the value added of counties by sectors, 2004–2005 (percentage)
In December this year, Statistics Estonia will publish the revised regional GDP for the years 1996–1999 according to the updated methodology. Regional GDP is calculated only in current prices.
* Primary sector — agriculture, hunting and forestry; fishing.
Secondary sector — mining and quarrying, manufacturing, electricity, gas and water supply, construction.
Tertiary sector — wholesale and retail trade, hotels and restaurants, transport, storage and communication, financial intermediation, real estate, renting and business activities, public administration and defence; compulsory social security, education, health and social work, other community, social and personal service activities.
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