The population increase was influenced by external migration

news release no 48

According to the revised data of Statistics Estonia, 1,315,944 persons lived in Estonia on 1 January 2016 – 2,673 persons more than at the same time a year earlier. The population figure decreased by 1,336 persons due to negative natural increase, but increased by 2,410 as a result of positive net migration. The increase in the population figure was also influenced by changes in the calculation methodology, resulting in 1,599 persons being added to the population.

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In March, the volume of industrial production decreased

news release no 47

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2016, the production of industrial enterprises decreased 5% compared to March of the previous year. Production decreased in the energy sector, mining and quarrying, and manufacturing.

Diagram: Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend

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The turnover growth of retail trade enterprises decelerated even more in March

news release no 46

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2016 compared to March 2015, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased 3% at constant prices. While in January, the turnover increased 8% compared to the same month of the previous year and in February the growth decelerated to 5%, then in March the turnover growth decelerated even more.

Diagram: Turnover volume index of retail trade enterprises and its trend

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Minifacts about Estonia 2016

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The popular pocket-sized reference book provides a concise overview of Estonia based on essential statistical indicators. It outlines recent developments in different areas: environment, population, health, education, culture, labour market, wages and salaries, national accounts, finance, industry, agriculture, foreign trade, tourism and so on. The main focus is on the preceding year, which is compared with the previous ten years as well as with data on other European Union countries. The reference book contains geographical facts and information about the governmental system of Estonia. A list of important websites about Estonia is provided. The information is presented as texts, tables and diagrams. The publication is compiled in co-operation with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is intended for anyone who needs a quick and informative overview of Estonia.

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Conference of the 95th anniversary of the Estonian Statistical System

news release no 45

The international conference “Official Statistics in a Changing World” is taking place today in the Estonian National Opera House. With the conference, the producers of official statistics in Estonia, Statistics Estonia and Eesti Pank, and candidate for the status, the National Institute for Health Development, are celebrating the 95th anniversary of the Estonian Statistical System.

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Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/16. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia

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The quarterly bulletin includes articles on topical or otherwise important issues in different fields. Each issue contains a selection of news with specific statistics for Estonia and other countries. The quarterly bulletin includes time series and diagrams of the main economic and social indicators, and comparative data on Estonia and our closest neighbours. Overviews of the principles and methodology of statistics are also published in the bulletin.

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The producer price index of industrial output increased in March

news release no 44

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2016, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.8% compared to February 2016 and by -2.0% compared to March 2015.

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The construction price index fell in the 1st quarter

news release no 43

According to Statistics Estonia, the construction price index fell 0.7% at constant prices in the first quarter of 2016 compared to both the 4th and the 1st quarter of 2015.

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In February exports of goods increased

news release no 42

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2016, exports of goods increased by 7% and imports by 5% compared to February of the previous year. One-third of the exports growth was due to an increase in the exports of goods of Estonian origin.

Diagram: Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2013–2016

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In February, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 41

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2016, 183,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 4% more than in February 2015. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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