In 2014, industrial production increased

news release no 15

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2014 the production of industrial enterprises grew 2% compared to the previous year. Production increased 4% in manufacturing, but decreased nearly 6% in mining and energy.

Diagram: Volume index of production in manufacturing in the European Union countries

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The stable growth in retail sales continued also in the last month of the year

news release no 14

According to Statistics Estonia, in December 2014 compared to December 2013, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 6% at constant prices. Since August, the retail sales growth has remained within a stable of 5–6% compared to the same month of the previous year.

Diagram: Retail sales volume index of retail trade enterprises and its trend

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Every fifth person in Estonia lives in relative poverty

news release no 13

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2013, 22.1% of the Estonian population lived in relative poverty and 8% of the Estonian population lived in absolute poverty.

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The production of cereals broke records last year

news release no 12

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, cereal production was 1,221,600 tons in 2014, which is 25% more than the year before and the biggest cereal production ever recorded in Estonia.

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Milk production increased for the fifth year in a row

news release no 11

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, the production of milk amounted to 799,300 tons in 2014, which is 4% more than the year earlier. The number of dairy cows decreased by the end of the year, but milk production per cow increased.

Diagram: Milk production per cow, 1994–2014

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In December, the producer price index of industrial output continued to decrease

news release no 10

According to Statistics Estonia, in December 2014, the producer price index of industrial output changed by -0.4% compared to November 2014 and by -1.6% compared to December 2013.

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The construction price index increased in 2014

news release no 9

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2014, the construction price index rose 0.5% compared to the average of 2013.

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The population of Estonia decreased last year

news release no 8

According to the initial estimates of Statistics Estonia, the population number of Estonia as at 1 January 2015 was 1,312,300, which is 3,600 persons less than at the same time a year ago.

Diagram: Population change, 2000–2014

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In November foreign trade decreased

news release no 7

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2014, exports of goods decreased by 1% and imports by 3% at current prices compared to November 2013. The decrease in exports was mostly influenced by the reduced exports of agricultural products and food preparations and mechanical appliances to Russia.

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

news release no 6

According to Statistics Estonia, 216,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in November 2014, which was 3% more than in November 2013. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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