Economic units

Population change and enterprise births and deaths in Estonian municipalities in 2005–2014

Majanduse ja tööturu trendid. Economic and Labour Market Trends (p. 175)
Anne Põder

Over the last decade, both at the level of the European Union and Estonia, significantly more attention has been paid to entrepreneurship and developing people’s entrepreneurial spirit.

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Economic units

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 91)
Katrin Aasmäe, Svetlana Šutova

Economic units registered in legal registers are not actually all economically active. Economic statistics are produced based on the data of economically active units. In this article, the population of economically active units is analysed – the volume, geographical distribution and distribution by economic activities.

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Economic units

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2016. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 228)
Katrin Aasmäe, Svetlana Šutova

There were slightly more than 151,000 active economic units in 2015. Nearly 5,000 units were added compared to the previous year. More than a half of the active economic units were companies (60%) and less than a fifth – sole proprietors (17%). Non-profit associations accounted for 20% of all active economic units. Like in previous years, government and local government institutions constituted less than 2% in 2015.

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Economic units

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2015. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 230)
Katrin Aasmäe, Marielle Borthwick

There were 146,643 active economic units in 2014. Their number has been growing for the last four years after the economic crisis, by even as many as 4,000–5,000 units per year in 2011–2013. In 2014, the growth slowed down with just over 2,000 new units added over the year. More than a half of the active economic units were companies (59%) and less than a fifth of the units were sole proprietors (18%). Non-profit associations constituted 20% of all active economic units. Like the year before, government and local government institutions constituted a little less than 2% in 2014.

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Use of annual reports and statistical models in the production of statistics

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/15. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 93)
Ebu Tamm, Merike Põldsaar, Reet Nestor

How to avoid putting a huge administrative burden on respondents, while also providing users with high-quality data for their various needs? The use of probability sample surveys in business statistics means that a large share of enterprises do not have to be surveyed. The system of coordinated samples distributes the burden more or less evenly between enterprises. The next step towards a reduced burden is the use of administrative sources and statistical models.

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Economic units

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2014. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 226)
Katrin Aasmäe, Marielle Borthwick

There were over 144,000 active economic units in 2013 – nearly 4,000 units more than the year before. In 2010, during the economic crisis, the number of active units decreased to 132,000, whereas their number has grown by 4,000–5,000 units per year for the last three years. As a rule, two thirds of all legally registered units are economically active. More than a half of them (59%) were companies and nearly one fifth (19%) were sole proprietors. Non-profit associations and foundations made up another fifth (20%) of economically active units. Government and local government institutions constituted a little under 2%.

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Viability index

Eesti piirkondlik areng. 2013. Regional Development in Estonia (p. 84)
Marika Kivilaid, Mihkel Servinski

To tell the truth, it all started about ten years ago during a study visit to Finland. The period when such visits were customary was actually coming to an end. We had already seen most of what the Finns wanted to show us, but there were still some new discoveries each time as well.

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Economic units

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2013. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 224)
Katrin Aasmäe, Marielle Borthwick

In 2012 there were nearly 141,000 operating economic units, which is nearly 4,000 more than in 2011. Both legal registers and the Business Register for Statistical Purposes hold all registered units. However, unlike legal registers, the Business Register for Statistical Purposes compiles a frozen frame of units that were economically active in the corresponding year, called the Statistical Profile. Two thirds of all legally registered units are usually economically active.

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Business demography

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 4/12. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 96)
Maret Helm-Rosin

The article offers a statistical overview of the economic units that were born or died in Estonia in the period 2006–2010. It also presents data on the survival rate of enterprises born in 2006 over the period 2007–2010.

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More than half of enterprises reach their fifth year of activity

news release no 123

According to Statistics Estonia, 58% of the enterprises that were born in 2002 survived until 2006. The highest survival rate of enterprises was in the field of health and social work; the survival rate was the lowest for financial services enterprises.

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