Cinema attendance reached an all-time record since the restoration of independence

news release no 59

According to Statistics Estonia there were 2.6 million cinema visits in 2014, which is an all-time record since the restoration of independence. In the last nine years, cinema attendance has increased each year.

Diagram: Cinema attendance, 1994–2014

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In the 1st quarter, the growth of the average monthly gross wages and salaries slowed down

news release no 58

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,010 euros. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 4.5%.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries and their change by economic activity,  1st quarter, 2015–2014

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Eesti. Arve ja fakte 2015

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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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Emigration from Estonia decreased last year

news release no 57

According to Statistics Estonia, 4,637 persons emigrated from Estonia and 3,904 persons immigrated to Estonia in 2014. The volume of emigration was 30% smaller than in the previous three years.

Diagram: External migration by sex, 2005–2014

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In April, the producer price index of industrial output decreased

news release no 56

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2015, the producer price index of industrial output changed by -0.6% compared to March 2015 and by -1,3% compared to April 2014.

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The average monthly gross income continued to grow steadily last year

news release no 55

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2014, the average monthly gross income per employee was 954 euros. Compared to 2013, the average gross income increased 6%. The growth rate has been at this level for the last few years.

Diagram: Average monthly gross income per employee in local government units, 2014

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The uptrend in museum attendance continued

news release no 54

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 3.8 million museum visits in 2014, which is 15% more than the year before. The number of museum visits set a new record.

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Working-age people are increasingly more active in the labour market

news release no 53

According to Statistics Estonia, the unemployment rate was 6.6% and the employment rate was 63.3% in the 1st quarter of 2015. Compared to the first quarters of the previous years, the labour force participation rate was at the highest level of the last 15 years.

Diagram: Labour force participation, employment and unemployment rate, 1st quarter, 2000–2015

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The economy grew in the 1st quarter

news release no 52

According to the flash estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased 1.2% in the 1st quarter of 2015 compared to the 1st quarter of 2014.

Diagram: Real growth of GDP, export and import of goods compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year

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In March foreign trade increased

news release no 51

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2015, exports of goods increased by 3% and imports by 1% compared to March of the previous year. The increase in exports and imports was mostly influenced by a growth in the trade of electrical equipment and miscellaneous manufactured articles.

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