More than a half of the gross domestic product of Estonia is created in Harju county

news release no 144

According to the flash estimates of Statistics Estonia, Harju county accounted for 61.3% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia in 2013.

Diagram: GDP per capita, 2013

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The exports of goods were at a record level in October

news release no 143

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2014, both the exports and imports of goods increased by 5% at current prices compared to October of the previous year. The increase in exports and imports was mostly influenced by the trade of electrical equipment and mineral products.

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In October, the number of tourists using the services of accommodation establishments increased

news release no 142

According to Statistics Estonia, 238,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in October, which was 4% more than in October of the previous year. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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Economy grew 2.2% in the 3rd quarter

news release no 141

According to the second estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased 2.2% in the 3rd quarter of 2014 compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: Real growth of the GDP, exports of goods and services and manufacture

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European countries present their census results in an innovative information system

news release no 140

Today, on 8 December, a new information system Census Hub, presenting the results of the 2011 Population and Housing Census of the European Union Member States, is made publicly available by Eurostat.

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In the 3rd quarter, there were nearly 8,600 job vacancies

news release no 139

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 8,600 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2014. The number of job vacancies increased by 0.3% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2013 and by 12.7% compared to the previous quarter.

Diagram: Rate of job vacancies, 1st quarter 2005 – 3rd quarter 2014

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In November, the consumer price index was influenced the most by transport

news release no 138

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in November 2014 was -0.8% compared to October 2014 and -0.6% compared to November of the previous year.

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In the 3rd quarter, the total profit of the business sector was smaller than a year ago

news release no 137

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2014, the total profit of the business sector was 859 million euros, 7% less than the same time a year ago.

Diagram: Total profit of the business sector, 1st quarter 2010 – 3rd quarter 2014

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A publication on census results was released

news release no 136

Today, on 3 December, Statistics Estonia presents the publication “Eesti rahvastik. Hinnatud ja loendatud” (“Population of Estonia. Estimated and enumerated”), which summarises the results of the last population census and provides comparisons with other countries of the European Union.

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Estonia had the biggest fall in R&D expenditure in the EU

news release no 135

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2013 the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia equalled 326 million euros, which is 14% less than in 2012.

Diagram: Research and development intensity, 2002–2013

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